DVR Manual - Guardian Security
Multicam Digital
Surveillance System
User’s Manual V8.5.9.0
UMV8560 -A
© 2012 Guardian Security Solutions, L.C. All rights reserved.
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specifications are subject to change without notice.
Guardian Security Solutions, L.C.
3214 122nd St
Lubbock, TX 79423
Tel: 1-800-658-2054
Fax: 1-800-687-2774
http://www.MyShield.org
Trademarks used in this manual: Guardian Security Solutions, L.C., the
Guardian Security Solutions, L.C. logo and GV series products are trademarks
of Guardian Security Solutions, L.C. Windows and Windows XP are
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
November 2012
Full Manual for
V8.5.9 Guardian Security Solutions
Surveillance System
Welcome to the Full Manual for V8.5.9 Guardian Security Solutions Surveillance System.
Cards Supported
V8.5.9 Guardian Security Solutions Surveillance System only supports the following GV video capture
cards:
 GV-600(S) V3.20 and later
 GV-650(S) V3.30 and later
 GV-800(S) V3.30 and later
 GV-804A V3.10 and later
 GV-600A, GV-600B
 GV-650A, GV-650B
 GV-800A, GV-800B
 GV-900A
 GV-1120, GV-1120A, GV-1120B
 GV-1240, GV-1240A, GV-1240B
 GV-1480, GV-1480A, GV-1480B
 GV-3008
 GV-4008, GV-4008A
 GV-5016
 GV-SDI-204
Note that GV-600 (V4), GV-650 (V4) and GV-800 (V4) and GV-804 (V4) Cards are renamed to
GV-600A, GV-650A, GV-800A and GV-804A. These V4 and A Cards are the same video capture
cards.
Important Notes
GPU Decoding Specifications
In V8.5 or later, support for GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) decoding is added to lower the CPU
loading and to increase the total frame rate supported by a GV-System. GPU decoding only supports
the following software and hardware specifications:
Software Specifications
Supp o rt ed
Not Supported
Sandy Bridge
32-Bit
Ivy Bridge
Windows Vista / 7
Windows 2000 / XP /
Operating
System
Windows 7 /
64-Bit
Server 2008 R2
Windows 7
Server 2008
GV-System
V8.5.0.0 or later
V8.5.5.0 or later
Resolution
1 MP / 2 MP
1 MP / 2 MP / 3 MP
Codec
H.264
MPEG4 / MJEPG
Stream
Single Stream
Dual Streams
CIF / VGA / D1 / 4MP / 5MP
Note: To apply GPU decoding, the recommended memory (RAM) requirements is 8 GB or more for
64-bit OS and 3 GB for 32-bit OS.
Hardware Specifications
Motherboard
Intel chipset with onboard VGA
Ex: Intel® Q77, Q75, Z77, Z75, H77, B75, Q67, H67, H61, Q65, B65, Z68 Express
Chipset.
Note: If you want to use an external VGA card, it is required to connect a monitor to the onboard VGA
to activate GPU decoding.
Multi-Channel Playback Specifications
In V8.5 or later, multi-channel playback in ViewLog has been enhanced to improve the
smoothness of the video by producing higher frame rate. However, playing back multiple
channels at high resolution can increase the CPU loading especially if the GV-System is
processing other tasks simultan eous ly. As a result of the high CPU loading, dropped frames
may sometimes occur in recorded video when playing back multiple megapixel channels.
To avoid the problem, it is recommended to play back megapixel video in single view.
Naming Definition
Guardian Security Solutions Analog and Digital Video
Recording Software. The
GV-System
GV-System also refers to Multicam System, GV-DVR
System, GV-NVR System and GV-Hybrid DVR System at the
same time.
Contents
1
Configuring Main System ............................. 4
1.1 Getting Started ....................................................................................................... 4
1.1.1
Main Screen ......................................................................................... 6
1.1.2
Installing Camer as ................................................................................ 8
1.1.3
Enabling the Recor di ng ........................................................................ 9
1.1.4
Playing Back Video ............................................................................ 10
1.2 System Conf ig u ratio n ......................................................................................... 11
1.3
1.2.1
General Setting .................................................................................. 11
1.2.2
Setting Data Storage .......................................................................... 15
1.2.3
Adjusting Camera Confi g ur ati o n ........................................................ 18
1.2.4
Setting Day and Night Recording Mode ............................................. 22
1.2.5
Geo Mpeg4 Advanced Settings ......................................................... 23
1.2.6
Customizing Startup Settings ............................................................. 25
1.2.7
Customizing Display Settings ............................................................. 27
1.2.8
Setting Auto Reboot ........................................................................... 29
1.2.9
Setting Text Overlay ........................................................................... 30
Audio and Video Settin g s ................................................................................... 32
1.3.1
Setting Video Source and Resolution ................................................ 32
1.3.2
Fixing Aspect Ratio ............................................................................ 33
1.3.3
Adjusting Video Attributes .................................................................. 34
1.3.4
Adjusting Audio Setting ...................................................................... 38
1.3.5
Turbo Mode ........................................................................................ 40
1.4 Camera Monit o rin g .............................................................................................. 42
1.5
1.4.1
Snapshot ............................................................................................ 42
1.4.2
Associate Moni tori ng .......................................................................... 43
1.4.3
Daylight Saving Time Recor di ng ........................................................ 45
Account and Passw o rd ....................................................................................... 47
1.5.1
Creating an User Account .................................................................. 48
1.5.2
Changing Password on Login ............................................................ 50
1.5.3
Retrieving Password Through E-mail ................................................. 51
1.5.4
Preventing Unauthorized System Termi nati on................................... 52
1.5.5
Setting Double Passwords for ViewLog Access ................................ 53
1.18 System
1.6
SystemIdle
Tools....................................................................................................
Protec tio n ........................................................................................ 105
54
1.18.1 Auto
1.6.1
HardLogout
Disk Calculator
Admini str ator
......................................................................
..................................................................105
54
1.6.2
Auto Login User without Access Rights ............................................. 55
1.6.3
Auto Start Recor di ng .......................................................................... 56
1.7 System Log .......................................................................................................... 57
1.7.1
Viewing Event Logs ............................................................................ 57
1.7.2
Setting Event Logs ............................................................................. 62
1.7.3
Searching Event Logs ........................................................................ 64
1.8 Recording Sched u le ............................................................................................ 65
1.8.1
Video Schedul e .................................................................................. 66
1.8.2
Special Days Schedule ...................................................................... 67
1.8.3
I/O Schedul e ....................................................................................... 68
1.8.4
Center V2 Schedul e ........................................................................... 69
1.9 Schedule Center .................................................................................................. 70
1.10
1.11
1.9.1
Compacting Video Events .................................................................. 70
1.9.2
Merging Video Events ........................................................................ 74
1.9.3
Setting Backup Schedul e ................................................................... 77
1.9.4
Setting VSM Schedule ....................................................................... 79
Alert Notific atio n ................................................................................................ 81
1.10.1
Setting Email Server ......................................................................... 83
1.10.2
Setting Hotline Services ................................................................... 85
PTZ Control ........................................................................................................ 87
1.11.1
Mapping PTZ Camer as .................................................................... 89
1.11.2
PTZ Idle Protec ti on ........................................................................... 90
1.11.3
Auto Switching PTZ Control Panels ................................................. 92
1.11.4
PTZ Automation ............................................................................... 93
1.12
Pop-up Live Video ............................................................................................. 95
1.13
Video Noise Solu tio n s ....................................................................................... 96
1.13.1
Noise Toleranc e ............................................................................... 96
1.13.2
Noise Detection to Reduce File Size................................................ 98
1.13.3
Noise Filter ....................................................................................... 99
1.14
Picture-in-Picture View.................................................................................... 100
1.15
Picture-and-Picture View ................................................................................ 101
1.16
Short cu ts .......................................................................................................... 102
1.17
Touch Screen Support .................................................................................... 103
1.17.1
PTZ and I/O Control Panel ............................................................. 103
1.17.2
Touch Screen Panel ....................................................................... 103
1.18
System Tools.................................................................................................... 105
1.18.1
Hard Disk Calculator ...................................................................... 105
1.18.2 Colorful Mode ................................................................................. 107
1.18.3 Stopping Video Lost W atchd og ...................................................... 107
1.18.4 Deactivating Video Lost Beep ........................................................ 108
1.18.5 Fast Key Lock up............................................................................. 108
1.18.6 Fast Key Refer enc e........................................................................ 109
1.18.7 Memory Limit .................................................................................. 110
1.18.8 Version Infor m ati on ........................................................................ 110
2
Hybrid and NVR Solution ..................112
2.1 Guardian Security Solutions IP Video Products
........................................................................... 112
2.2 Dongle Requ ire m en t.......................................................................................... 113
2.3 Hybrid Solution Descrip tio n ............................................................................. 114
2.4 NVR Solution Descrip tio n ................................................................................. 115
2.5 IP Channel Setup ............................................................................................... 116
2.5.1 Adding Cameras Manuall y ............................................................... 117
2.5.2 Scanning Camer a............................................................................. 119
2.5.3 Automatic Setup ............................................................................... 120
2.5.4 Customizing IP Camera Settings ..................................................... 121
2.6 PTZ IP Camera ................................................................................................... 123
2.7 RTSP Connection .............................................................................................. 124
2.8 ONVIF & PSIA Conn ectio n ................................................................................ 126
2.9 Camera Mapping Using GV IP Device Utility .................................................. 127
2.10 Economic Mode ............................................................................................... 129
2.11 On Demand Displa y ......................................................................................... 132
3
Video Analysis .......................................... 136
3.1 Object Tracking and Zoo m in g .......................................................................... 136
3.1.1 Object Tracki ng ................................................................................ 136
3.20
Advanced Missing Object Detection ............................................................. 206
3.21
Video Analysis Sched u le ................................................................................ 209
3.3.3
Tracking in PAP View ....................................................................... 152
3.4 Object Counting and Intrusion Alarm .............................................................. 153
3.4.1
Object Counti ng................................................................................ 154
3.4.2
Intrusion Alarm ................................................................................. 156
3.5 Object Index ....................................................................................................... 158
3.6
3.5.1
Setting Object Index ......................................................................... 158
3.5.2
Viewing Object Index ........................................................................ 160
3.5.3
Searching Object Index .................................................................... 161
Automatic Video Snap s h o ts ............................................................................. 163
3.6.1
Setting Video Snaps hots .................................................................. 163
3.6.2
Searching Video Snaps hots ............................................................. 165
3.7 Face Detectio n ................................................................................................... 167
3.8 Face Count ......................................................................................................... 169
3.8.1
Installing the Camera ....................................................................... 169
3.8.2
Setting Face Count........................................................................... 170
3.9 Unattended and Missing Object Detection ..................................................... 173
3.10
3.9.1
Detecting Unattended Objects ......................................................... 173
3.9.2
Detecting Missing Objects ................................................................ 175
Privacy Mask Prote ctio n ................................................................................. 178
3.10.1
Setting a Privacy Mask ................................................................... 178
3.10.2
Granting Access Privileges to Recoverable Areas ........................ 179
3.11
Scene Change Detectio n ................................................................................. 180
3.12
Panorama View ................................................................................................ 182
3.12.1
Stitching a Panorama View with Overlapping Areas ...................... 184
3.12.2
Easy Mode with No Overlapping Area ........................................... 185
3.12.3
Accessing a Panorama View ......................................................... 188
3.13
Video Defog g in g .............................................................................................. 189
3.14
Video Stabiliz atio n ........................................................................................... 191
3.15
Wide Angle Lens Dewarping .......................................................................... 193
3.16
Advanced Motion Detectio n ........................................................................... 195
3.17
Crowd Detectio n .............................................................................................. 197
3.18
Advanced Scene Change Detectio n .............................................................. 200
3.19
Advanced Unattended Object Detect io n ....................................................... 203
3.20
Advanced Missing Object Detection ............................................................. 206
3.21
Video Analysis Sched u le ................................................................................ 209
3.21.1 Privacy Mask Schedul e .................................................................. 211
3.22
Fisheye View .................................................................................................... 212
3.22.1 Setting Up a GV-Fisheye Camer a .................................................. 213
3.22.2 Setting Up a Third-Party Fisheye Camer a ..................................... 215
3.23
4
Specifications .................................................................................................. 219
Video Playback ........................................ 222
4.1 Playing Back on View L o g ................................................................................. 223
4.1.1 Playback Screen Layout................................................................... 226
4.1.2 Playback Control Buttons ................................................................. 228
4.1.3 Recycling Option for Video Files ...................................................... 230
4.1.4 Bookmarking a Frame ...................................................................... 231
4.1.5 Searching a Video Event .................................................................. 233
4.1.6 Merging and Exporting Video ........................................................... 238
4.1.7 Extracting Frames from a Video Event ............................................ 245
4.1.8 Saving Images .................................................................................. 246
4.1.9 Printing Images ................................................................................ 247
4.1.10
Setting Face Mask .......................................................................... 249
4.1.11
Displaying GPS Data...................................................................... 251
4.1.12
Adjusting Distorted Views............................................................... 252
4.1.13
Object Tracking in Fisheye View .................................................... 253
4.1.14
Event Search for Limit .................................................................... 255
4.1.15
Advanced Settings ......................................................................... 256
4.2 Object Search ..................................................................................................... 264
4.3
Advanced Log Browser .................................................................................... 267
4.3.1
Filter Settings ................................................................................... 269
4.4 Quick Searc h ...................................................................................................... 271
4.5
4.4.1
Event Query Settings ....................................................................... 273
4.4.2
Advanced Search Settings ............................................................... 274
Address Book .................................................................................................... 275
4.5.1
Creating a Host Account .................................................................. 275
4.5.2
Creating a Group .............................................................................. 276
6.3
Advanced I/O Applica tio n s ............................................................................... 314
6.3.1
Setting Up Actions Upon Input Trigger ............................................. 315
4.6.3
Retrieving Images of Object Index ................................................... 282
4.6.4
Resuming Backup ............................................................................ 283
4.7 Single Player ...................................................................................................... 284
4.7.1
Single Player W indow ...................................................................... 284
4.8 GPS Tracks Playb ac k ........................................................................................ 286
4.9 Touch Screen Support ...................................................................................... 288
5
4.10
Fast Key Reference ......................................................................................... 289
4.11
Specific atio n s ................................................................................................... 289
Backup, Deletion and Repair ................... 291
5.1 Backing Up Log Data......................................................................................... 291
5.2 Backing Up Recorded Files .............................................................................. 293
5.3 Splitting Backup Files onto Multiple Discs ..................................................... 296
5.3.1
Excluding the Player in the Backup Files ......................................... 296
5.3.2
Including the Player in the Backup Files .......................................... 298
5.4 Deleting Recorded Files.................................................................................... 299
5.5 Repairing Damaged File Paths ......................................................................... 301
5.6 Repairing Damaged Video Files ....................................................................... 303
6
I/O Applications ........................................ 306
6.1 I/O Device Setup ................................................................................................ 307
6.1.1
Latch Trigger .................................................................................... 309
6.1.2
Keeping Last Toggle Status ............................................................. 311
6.2 I/O Control Pane l................................................................................................ 313
6.3
Advanced I/O Applica tio n s ............................................................................... 314
6.3.1
Setting Up Actions Upon Input Trigger ............................................. 315
6.3.2 Moving PTZ Camera to a Preset Location upon Input Trigger ........ 317
6.3.3 Setting Momentary and Maintained Modes ...................................... 318
6.3.4 Deactivating Alarm and Alert Settings upon Input Trigger ............... 319
6.3.5 Overlaying Input Name onto Screen upon Input Trigger ................. 320
6.4 Input State Detect io n ......................................................................................... 321
6.5 I/O Enable Settin g .............................................................................................. 322
6.6
Advanced I/O Panel ........................................................................................... 323
6.6.1 The Advanced I/O Panel .................................................................. 323
6.6.2 Creating a Group for Cascade Trigger s ........................................... 324
6.6.3 Configuring the Advanced I/O Panel ................................................ 327
6.6.4 Setting Up Mode Schedul e............................................................... 328
6.6.5 Quick Link ......................................................................................... 330
6.6.6 Forcing Output .................................................................................. 331
6.6.7 Editing Background Image ............................................................... 332
6.6.8 System-W ide Triggers ...................................................................... 333
6.6.9 The “Advanced Logical Input Status in Multicam” Option ................ 334
6.6.10 Managing a Group of I/O Devices .................................................. 335
6.7 Visual Automation ............................................................................................. 336
6.7.1 Setting Visual Autom ati on ................................................................ 336
6.7.2 Using Visual Automati o n .................................................................. 337
6.8 Virtual I/O Contro l .............................................................................................. 338
6.8.1 Setting a Module .............................................................................. 339
7
Point-Of-Sale (POS) Application.................... 341
7.1 Text-Mode POS Device ...................................................................................... 341
7.1.1 W indows-Based Direct POS Integr ati on .......................................... 341
7.1.2 Data Capture Box Integr ati o n ........................................................... 346
7.2 Graphic-Mode POS Device ............................................................................... 347
7.2.1 Serial Port Connection ..................................................................... 347
7.2.2 Network Connec ti on ......................................................................... 349
7.3 POS Device Setu p .............................................................................................. 351
7.4 POS Data Overlay .............................................................................................. 353
7.10
8.3.8
Visual PTZ Control Panel ................................................................. 399
7.9.2
Setting Live View .............................................................................. 363
POS Color Text ................................................................................................. 364
7.10.1
8
Setting POS Color Text .................................................................. 364
Remote Viewing ............................................ 369
8.1 Remote Viewing Using a Web Brow se r ........................................................... 370
8.2 WebCam Server Settin g s .................................................................................. 374
8.3
8.2.1
General Settings ............................................................................... 374
8.2.2
Server Settings ................................................................................. 375
8.2.3
Video Settings .................................................................................. 376
8.2.4
SDK Settings .................................................................................... 377
8.2.5
Audio Settings .................................................................................. 378
8.2.6
JPG Settings .................................................................................... 380
8.2.7
3GPP Settings .................................................................................. 381
8.2.8
Mobile Settings ................................................................................. 382
8.2.9
Multicast Settings ............................................................................. 383
8.2.10
UPnP Settings ................................................................................ 384
8.2.11
FTP Server Settings ....................................................................... 387
8.2.12
Network Port Infor m ati o n................................................................ 388
Single View Viewer ........................................................................................ 389
8.3.1
Control Panel .................................................................................... 391
8.3.2
Server List ........................................................................................ 392
8.3.3
Video Recor di ng ............................................................................... 393
8.3.4
Alarm Notific ati o n ............................................................................. 394
8.3.5
Video and Audio Configuration ........................................................ 395
8.3.6
Hardware-Compressed or Megapixel Stream .................................. 397
8.3.7
PTZ Contr ol ...................................................................................... 398
8.3.8
Visual PTZ Control Panel ................................................................. 399
8.3.9
I/O Contr ol ........................................................................................ 400
8.3.10 Visual Automation .......................................................................... 401
8.3.11 Picture-in-Picture View ................................................................... 402
8.3.12 Picture-and-Picture View................................................................ 403
8.3.13 Image Enhanc em ent ...................................................................... 404
8.3.14 Remote Configuration .................................................................... 405
8.4 2-Window Viewe r ............................................................................................... 407
8.5 Multi-Window Viewer ......................................................................................... 408
8.6 Multi View Viewer............................................................................................... 409
8.6.1
Installation of Multi View ................................................................... 409
8.6.2
Host List............................................................................................ 412
8.6.3
Channel Status Infor mati o n .............................................................. 413
8.6.4
Creation of a Host ............................................................................ 414
8.6.5
Combination of Multiple Hosts into a Single Host ............................ 415
8.6.6
Video Recor di ng ............................................................................... 417
8.6.7
Camera Polling ................................................................................. 418
8.6.8
Hardware-Compressed or Megapixel Stream .................................. 419
8.6.9
PTZ Contr ol ...................................................................................... 420
8.6.10 Visual PTZ Control Panel ............................................................... 421
8.6.11 Output Contr ol ................................................................................ 422
8.6.12 Remote ViewLo g ............................................................................ 423
8.6.13 System Confi gur ati on ..................................................................... 424
8.6.14 Camera Status ............................................................................... 426
8.6.15 Host Infor m ati on ............................................................................. 427
8.6.16 Icon Image Chang e ........................................................................ 428
8.7 Multicast and Audio Broad c ast ........................................................................ 429
8.7.1
Configuring Multicast and Broadcast Settings ................................. 429
8.7.2
Sending Audio Broadc as t ................................................................. 431
8.7.3
Receiving Multicast and Audio Broadc ast ........................................ 432
8.8 JPEG Image Viewe r ........................................................................................... 434
8.9 Remote Playb ack ............................................................................................... 435
8.10
Remote ViewL o g .............................................................................................. 436
8.11 Event List Query .............................................................................................. 437
8.12
Download Cente r ............................................................................................. 439
8.13
Mobile Phone Applicatio n s ............................................................................. 440
8.13.1
W indows PDA ................................................................................ 442
8.13.2
W indows Smartp hon e .................................................................... 450
8.3.8
9
Visual PTZ Control Panel ................................................................. 399
E-Map Application ......................................... 487
9.1 The E-Map Edito r ............................................................................................... 487
9.1.1
The E-Map Editor Window ............................................................... 488
9.2 Creating an E-Map File ...................................................................................... 489
9.2.1
Creating an E-Map File for a Remote Host ...................................... 491
9.2.2
Setting Polygonal Map to Locate a Triggered Device ...................... 492
9.2.3
Setting View Zone to Show the Monitored Area .............................. 493
9.3 Starting E-Map .................................................................................................... 494
9.3.1
Setting the Pop-up Map Func ti on..................................................... 495
9.4 Starting E-Map from a Remote Site.................................................................. 496
9.4.1
The Remote E-Map Window ............................................................ 496
9.4.2
Logging in Different Hosts ................................................................ 498
9.4.3
Configuring the Remote E-Map........................................................ 499
9.4.4
Viewing Host Information and Playing Back Video .......................... 500
9.4.5
Accessing Remote ViewLog ............................................................ 501
9.5 E-Map Server ...................................................................................................... 502
9.5.1
Installing E-Map Server .................................................................... 502
9.5.2
The E-Map Server Window .............................................................. 503
9.5.3
Setting E-Map Server ....................................................................... 504
9.5.4
Remote Monitoring via E-Map Server .............................................. 505
9.5.5
Accessing Authentication Server Account Infor m ati on .................... 506
10
Short Message Service ................................. 508
10.1 Installing SMS Server ...................................................................................... 508
10.2 The SMS Server Window ................................................................................ 509
10.3 SMS Server Setup ............................................................................................ 510
10.3.1 Device Settings .............................................................................. 510
10.3.2 Server Settings ............................................................................... 511
10.3.3 Account Settings ............................................................................ 514
10.4 SMS Log ........................................................................................................... 516
10.4.1 Setting SMS Log ............................................................................ 516
10.4.2 Viewing SMS Log ........................................................................... 517
10.5 Password Secu rit y........................................................................................... 519
10.6 SMS Notific atio n .............................................................................................. 519
10.6.1 Connecting GV-System to SMS Server ......................................... 519
10.6.2 Setting Mobile Numb er s ................................................................. 521
10.6.3 Setting Alert Notific ati on ................................................................. 522
11
Useful Utilities .............................................. 526
11.1 Dynamic DNS ................................................................................................... 526
11.1.1 Installing Dynamic DNS.................................................................. 527
11.1.2 Registering Domain Name with DDNS .......................................... 528
11.1.3 Starting Dynamic DNS ................................................................... 530
11.1.4 Local DDNS Server ........................................................................ 532
11.2 Watermark Viewer ............................................................................................ 533
11.2.1 Activating W atermark Protec ti on .................................................... 533
11.2.2 Running the W atermark Proof........................................................ 534
11.2.3 The W atermark Proof W indow ....................................................... 535
11.3 Twin View Display ............................................................................................ 536
11.4 Windows Lockup ............................................................................................. 538
11.4.1 The GV-Desktop Screen ................................................................ 538
11.4.2 GV-Desktop Featur e s..................................................................... 539
11.5.6
Starting the Server ......................................................................... 549
11.5.7
Connecting GV-System to the Server ............................................ 551
11.5.8
Remote Access from Control Center, Remote E-Map and MultiView
..................................................................................................................... 554
11.6
11.7
11.8
11.9
11.10
Fast Backup and Resto re................................................................................ 557
11.6.1
Installing the FBR Program ............................................................ 557
11.6.2
Customizing Logo and Button ........................................................ 558
11.6.3
Customizing the Features .............................................................. 559
11.6.4
Backing up and Restoring Settings ................................................ 560
Hot-Swap Recording ....................................................................................... 562
11.7.1
The Media Man Tool W indow......................................................... 563
11.7.2
Viewing Disk Drive Status .............................................................. 564
11.7.3
Adding a Disk Drive ........................................................................ 566
11.7.4
Removing a Disk Drive ................................................................... 567
11.7.5
Logging In Automatically at Startup ............................................... 568
11.7.6
Setting LED Panel .......................................................................... 569
Backup Serve r .................................................................................................. 571
11.8.1
Adding a Disk Volume .................................................................... 571
11.8.2
Enabling Backup Server ................................................................. 573
11.8.3
Advanced Settings ......................................................................... 574
11.8.4
Manually Adding Files for Backup .................................................. 577
11.8.5
Viewing Server Status .................................................................... 578
11.8.6
Retrieving Recorded Files .............................................................. 580
11.8.7
Viewing Backup Status................................................................... 581
Backup Viewer ................................................................................................. 582
11.9.1
Usage Requir em e nts ...................................................................... 582
11.9.2
Starting Backup Viewer .................................................................. 583
11.9.3
Performing Queri es ........................................................................ 584
11.9.4
Viewing the Event Files .................................................................. 585
11.9.5
Using Remote ViewLog .................................................................. 586
Bandwidth Control Applic atio n .................................................................... 587
11.11
11.12
11.13
11.14
11.15
11.16
11.10.1
Installing the Bandwidth Contr ol ................................................... 588
11.10.2
Allowing Remote Control at DVR ................................................. 589
11.10.3
Connecting to a WebCam Server ................................................ 590
11.10.4
Controlling a W ebCam Server ..................................................... 591
11.10.5
Bandwidth Setup .......................................................................... 592
11.10.6
Block List Setup............................................................................ 593
11.10.7
General Setup .............................................................................. 594
Report Generator ........................................................................................... 595
11.11.1
Starting Report Gener ator ............................................................ 595
11.11.2
Setting Report Gener ator ............................................................. 596
11.11.3
Setting Report Criteria .................................................................. 598
11.11.4
E-Mail Attachment Settings .......................................................... 601
11.11.5
Playing Back Video Recor di ngs ................................................... 602
11.11.6
Viewing Event Log........................................................................ 604
Spot Monitor Contr oller................................................................................. 605
11.12.1
Spot Monitor Controller ................................................................ 605
11.12.2
Spot Monitor Panel ....................................................................... 608
Quad Spot Monitor Cont ro lle r ...................................................................... 609
11.13.1
Setting the Contr oll er .................................................................... 609
11.13.2
Setting Pop-up Views ................................................................... 612
11.13.3
Displaying TV Quad Panel ........................................................... 613
Digital Matrix .................................................................................................. 614
11.14.1
Activating Multiple Monitors ......................................................... 614
11.14.2
Setting Live View .......................................................................... 616
11.14.3
Setting Scanned Pages ................................................................ 617
11.14.4
Setting Pop-up Alert ..................................................................... 618
11.14.5
Setting Live View with Pop-up Alert ............................................. 620
11.14.6
Controlling Screen Display ........................................................... 621
GIS Record in g ................................................................................................ 622
11.15.1
Setting the GPS Receiver ............................................................ 622
11.15.2
Recording GPS Locations of GV-System .................................... 624
11.15.3
Recording GPS Locations of the IP Device ................................. 625
11.15.4
Viewing GPS Locations during Playback ..................................... 626
11.15.5
Sending GPS Data to the GV-GIS ............................................... 628
GV-IP Device Utilit y ........................................................................................ 631
11.16.1
Installing GV-IP Device Utility ...................................................... 631
11.16.2
The GV-IP Device Utility W indow................................................. 632
11.16.3
Setting IP Devic es ........................................................................ 633
11.20
Skype Video Utility......................................................................................... 642
11.20.1
Installing GV-Skype Video Utility.................................................. 643
11.20.2
Setting Up Notifications Upon Motion or I/O Trigger .................... 644
Appendix .............................................................. 652
A.
USB Dongle Required for IP Device Applica tio n s ........................................... 652
B.
Supported PTZ Protocols and Mod els.............................................................. 653
C.
Certified PTZ Models for Object Tracking ........................................................ 656
D.
Certificated PTZ Models for Full Degree Pan and Tilt Cont ro l ....................... 656
E.
Supported IP Device Brand s .............................................................................. 657
F. Supported GPRS Models .................................................................................... 658
G.
Custom Icon Naming Chart for Multi View ....................................................... 659
H.
Display Ratio Supported by Panel Resolu tio n ................................................. 660
I. Dual Stream Support List..................................................................................... 661
Chapter 1
Configuring Main System................................4
1.1
Getting Started ........................................................................................... 4
1.1.1 Main Screen ............................................................................................................. 6
1.1.2 Installing Camer as ................................................................................................... 8
1.1.3 Enabling the Recording ........................................................................................... 9
1.1.4 Playing Back Video ................................................................................................ 10
1.2
System Configuration ............................................................................. 11
1.2.1 General Setting ...................................................................................................... 11
1.2.2 Setting Data Storage .............................................................................................. 15
1.2.3 Adjusting Camera Confi g ur a ti on ............................................................................ 18
1.2.4 Setting Day and Night Recording Mode ................................................................ 22
1.2.5 Geo Mpeg4 Advanced Settings ............................................................................. 23
1.2.6 Customizing Startup Settings ................................................................................. 25
1.2.7 Customizing Display Settings ................................................................................ 27
1.2.8 Setting Auto Reboot ............................................................................................... 29
1.2.9 Setting Text Overlay ............................................................................................... 30
1.3
Audio and Video Settings ....................................................................... 32
1.3.1 Setting Video Source and Resol uti o n .................................................................... 32
1.3.2 Fixing Aspect Ratio ................................................................................................ 33
1.3.3 Adjusting Video Attributes ...................................................................................... 34
1.3.4 Adjusting Audio Setting .......................................................................................... 38
1.3.5 Turbo Mode ............................................................................................................ 40
1.4
Camera Monitoring .................................................................................. 42
1.4.1 Snaps h ot ................................................................................................................ 42
1.4.2 Associate Moni tori ng.............................................................................................. 43
1.4.3 Daylight Saving Time Recor di ng ............................................................................ 45
1.5
Account and Password ........................................................................... 47
1.5.1 Creating an User Account ...................................................................................... 48
1.5.2 Changing Password on Logi n ................................................................................ 50
1.5.3 Retrieving Password Through E-mail .................................................................... 51
1.5.4 Preventing Unauthorized System Termi nati o n....................................................... 52
1.5.5 Setting Double Passwords for ViewLog Access .................................................... 53
1.6
System Idle Protection ............................................................................ 54
1.6.1 Auto Logout Admini s tr ator...................................................................................... 54
1.6.2 Auto Login User without Access Rights ................................................................. 55
1.6.3 Auto Start Recor di ng .............................................................................................. 56
1.7
System Log .............................................................................................. 57
1.7.1 Viewing Event Logs ............................................................................................... 57
1.7.2 Setting Event Logs ................................................................................................. 62
1.7.3 Searching Event Logs ............................................................................................ 64
1.8
Recording Schedule ................................................................................ 65
1.8.1 Video Schedul e ...................................................................................................... 66
1.8.2 Special Days Schedul e .......................................................................................... 67
1.8.3 I/O Schedul e .......................................................................................................... 68
1.8.4 Center V2 Schedul e ............................................................................................... 69
1.9
Schedule Center ...................................................................................... 70
1.9.1 Compacting Video Events ...................................................................................... 70
1.9.2 Merging Video Events ............................................................................................ 74
1.9.3 Setting Backup Schedul e ....................................................................................... 77
1.9.4 Setting VSM Schedul e ........................................................................................... 79
1.10
Alert Notification .................................................................................... 81
1.10.1 Setting Email Server ............................................................................................ 83
1.10.2 Setting Hotline Services ....................................................................................... 85
1.11
PTZ Control ............................................................................................ 87
1.11.1
Mapping PTZ Camer as ........................................................................................ 89
1.11.2
PTZ Idle Protection .............................................................................................. 90
1.11.3
Auto Switching PTZ Control Panel s ..................................................................... 92
1.11.4
PTZ Automation ................................................................................................... 93
1.12
Pop-up Live Video.................................................................................. 95
1.13
Video Noise Solutions ........................................................................... 96
1.13.1 Noise Tolerance ................................................................................................... 96
1.13.2 Noise Detection to Reduce File Size ................................................................... 98
1.13.3 Noise Filter ........................................................................................................... 99
1.14
Picture-in-Picture View........................................................................ 100
1.15
Picture-and-Picture View..................................................................... 101
1.16 Shortcuts .............................................................................................. 102
1.17 Touch Screen Support......................................................................... 103
1.17.1 PTZ and I/O Control Panel ................................................................................ 103
1.17.2 Touch Screen Panel ........................................................................................... 103
1.18 System Tools........................................................................................ 105
1.18.1 Hard Disk Calcul ator .......................................................................................... 105
1.18.2 Colorful Mode ..................................................................................................... 107
1.18.3 Stopping Video Lost Watchdo g .......................................................................... 107
1.18.4 Deactivating Video Lost Beep............................................................................ 108
1.18.5 Fast Key Lock up ................................................................................................ 108
1.18.6 Fast Key Refer enc e ........................................................................................... 109
1.18.7 Memory Limit ..................................................................................................... 110
1.18.8 Version Infor mati o n ............................................................................................ 110
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1.1
Getting Started
When you start the system for the first time, the system will prompt you for a Supervisor ID and
Password.
Figure 1-1
1.
Type an ID and a password. Type the password again for confirmation.
2.
Type a hint that would remind you of the password when the password you entered is incorrect.
3.
It is recommended to click E-Mail List and enter e-mail addresses. W hen you forget the
password, the password can be sent to your e-mail account.
4.
Click OK to enter the main screen. You can also select the following options:

Auto Login: Allows auto login as the current user every time when the system is launched.
For security purposes, this feature is only recommended for single-user systems .
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Allow removing password System: It is recommended to select this option which allows
removing the password database once you forget passwords. For details, see the same
option in Account and Password later in this chapter.

: Click to open the onscreen keyboard and enter the login information.
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1.1.1 Main Screen
2
1
3
4
5
7
8
9
10
19
18
17
16 15
14
13 12
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Figure 1-2
The controls in the main screen:
No. Name
Description
Indicates the camera number matching the port number in the GV video
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Camera Number
2
Camera Name
Indicates the given camera name.
3
Date/Time
Displays the current date and time.
4
Storage Space
Indicates the remaining disk space.
5
Connection
Indicates the connection status of remote applications.
6
PTZ Control
Displays the PTZ control panel.
7
I/O Control
Displays the I/O control panel.
8
TV-Out
Displays the TV Quad control panel.
9
User-Defined
Accesses other applications.
10
Location Name
Indicates the GV-System’s name, usually named by its geographical location.
capture card.
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Network
Enables the connection to remote applications.
12
Camera Scan
Rotates through the screen divisions.
13
ViewLog
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Brings up these options: Video/Audio Log, System Log, Search POS Data,
POS Live View, Live Object Index, Search Object Index and E-Map.
14
Configure
Accesses System settings.
15
Schedule
Set up recording schedule.
16
Monitor
Starts monitoring.
17
Camera Select
Select the desired camera number for main division view.
18
Screen Division
Select screen divisions.
19
Exit
Brings up these options: Login/Change User, Logout, Minimize, Restart
Multicam and Exit.
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Installing Cameras
To set up cameras on the GV-System, click the Configure button (No.14, Figure 1-2), select System
Configure and click Camera Install.

If you are connecting to an IP camera, select IP Camera Install and refer to IP Channel Setup in
Chapter 2 for detailed instructions.

For analog cameras, no further configuration is required after physically installing the cameras.
To disable a connected camera, select Camera Install. In the dialog box, clear the checkmarks
of the channels you want to disable and click OK.
Figure 1-3
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Enabling the Recording
To start recording, press [F7] on the keyboard, or click the Monitor button (No. 16, Figure 1-2) and
select a camera. By default, every camera records with the following settings:
Default Recording Settings
Recording Mode
Motion Detection
Resolution
320 x 240
Codec
Geo Mpeg4
When working with the system, you will undoubtedly want to change the settings as you go along. The
buttons on the main screen provide quick access to several popular Main System settings. Click any
button to see the menus of these settings.

To change recording mode, see Monitor Control in Adjusting Individual Camera later in this
chapter.

To change resolution, first you need to set up video source and resolution of your system (see
Setting Video Source and Resolution later in this chapter) and then define the resolution of each
camera (see Resolution Button in Adjusting Individual Camera later in this chapter.)

To change codec, see Recording Code in Adjusting Individual Camera later in this chapter.
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Playing Back Video
You can instantly play back the recorded video of a certain time length without interrupting the
monitoring and recording.

To instantly play back the events of one single channel, click on the Camera Name (No. 2, Figure
1-2), and select the time length.

To instantly play back the events of all channels, click on the ViewLog button (No. 13, Figure 1-2),
select Instant Play, and select the time length.
Time length choices include 10 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute and 5 minutes.
Note: For details on the ViewLog player, see Video Playback in Chapter 4.
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System Configuration
This section introduces system configurations of the GV-System.
1.2.1
General Setting
Let’s start with the options on the General Setting dialog box. Changes made on the General Setting
dialog box would apply to all available cameras attached to the system. Click the Configure button
(No.14, Figure 1-2), select System Configure, and click General Setting to access the following
dialog box.
Figure 1-4
[Location Name] The given name (maximum 14 characters) is displayed in main screen as the name
of the server.
[Caption] Display camera ID and name on the upper left-hand corner of the camera screen. You may
choose No for no caption; ID to show only camera ID; ID+Name to show both camera ID + Name.
[Monitor Option] Select Start Delay to start recording after x second(s) when the system is activated.
[Camera Scan] W hen rotating through screen divisions, GV-System will switch to the next screen
division after the time specified in the drop-down list elapses.
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[Exit Option]

Auto Shutdown Windows: Closes W indows OS after exiting GV-System.

Auto Restart Windows: Restarts W indows OS after exiting GV-System.
[Display]

Enable DirectDraw Scale: Applies DirectDraw Scale to enhance image quality if your VGA card
supports it. For certain VGA cards, DirectDraw Scale can result in blurred images. To avoid the
image problem and remain DirectDraw Scale, change the image quality from High to Standard.
See Image Quality of DirectDraw Scale in System Tools later in this chapter.

Enable De-interlace Render: Avoids interlace of the odd and even video lines. This feature
affects only single view mode with the resolution of 640 x 480 and 704 x 480. After enabling the
feature, you must restart the GV-System to apply it.
Note: The Enable Directdraw Scale and De-interlace Render features can greatly enhance image
quality. If your VGA card supports DirectX9, enable both settings.
Tip: To check the version of your DirectX, search for the file name dxdiag. Open the file and find the
related information.
[Video Record]

Max Video Clip: Specifies the maximum time length of each recorded file (from 1 to 5 minutes). If
you select 5 Min, a 30-minute event will be chopped into six 5-minute event files; if you select 1
Min, a 30-minute event will be chopped into thirty 1-minute event files. To decide what to set up
here, consider how often you back up your event files, and how intensive the activity is in your
surveillance area. Smaller file size makes backup process faster.

Post-Rec: Keeps on recording for a set period of time after motion stops.

Pre-Rec: Records video for a set period of time before motion starts or an input device is
triggered. This feature allows you to choose RAM or HDD as a pre-recording buffer. The
difference between the two is that RAM can save smaller pre-record from 1 second to 1.5 minutes,
while the hard disk can save larger one from 1 minute to 45 minutes.
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Figure 1-5
[Pre-Record Performance] The amount of physical memory of the computer that the system
is running on determines the pre-recording performance. Some options are grayed out if the
computer does not have enough memory for the selections.
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This table shows the maximum pre-recording frame rate and the physical memory
requirements of each setup:
Good
Better
Best
Extra
Maximum pre-recording frames per camera (fps) 15 fps
30 fps
60 fps
90 fps
RAM required
256 MB
512 MB
768 MB
128 MB
Note: The recording frame rate is based on a 320x240 recording size.
[Pre-Record Option (per camera)] Determines the number of pre-record frames.

Total Frames: Specify the maximum pre-recording frames of the system.

Frame/Sec Limitation: Specify the maximum pre-recording frame rate (fps) of a
camera.
Dividing the Total Frames by Frames/Sec Limitation, you will get the pre-recording
duration of each camera. For example:
Total Frames
Pre-recording duration =
Frame/Sec Limitation
30
=
6
= 5 seconds
[Pre-Recording using HDD] Use the hard disk as a pre-recording buffer. This method gives
you much longer pre-recording time.
Keep Pre-Record Files: Specify the number of video clips for pre-record. The maximum
number of video clips you can specify is 9, and the time range of one video clip is from 1
minute to 5 minutes. So the pre-recording time can be from 1 minute to 45 minutes.

Use Digital Watermark Protection: Click to watermark all recorded videos. Watermark is a way
to verify the authenticity of video streams, and to ensure that they have not been tampered with or
modified in any way. For details, see Watermark Viewer in Chapter 11.
[Video Log Storage] Select storage type (recycle or not recycle) and location. See Setting Data
Storage later in this chapter.
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Setting Data Storage
You can change storage locations of recorded files and event database files. You can also enable or
disable the recycle function for recorded files.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), select System Configure, and select General
Setting. In the General Setting dialog box, you can see the storage information in the middle as
illustrated below.
Figure 1-6

Available: Indicates the remaining hard disk space.

Recycle Log: Indicates the recording date of the next video file to be deleted.

Recycle: W hen this option is selected, the oldest files will be deleted when the system requires
storage space for new files. If it is not selected, the system will stop recording when disk space is
full.
 Right-Arrow button: Select the Enlarge Recycle Threshold option and specify the recycle
threshold. Recycle threshold is the file size at which the recycling begins. The upper limit of
the recycle threshold is 99999 MB.
By default, the system has the following default settings.
Default Data Storage Settings
Storage Location
Recycle Function
Recorded Files
:\GV folder\<camxx or audxx folder>.
Event Database Files
:\GV folder\<camxx or audxx database file>
Enabled
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Setting the Event Database Location
The Event Database consists of the video and audio .db files that are used for the Video Event List. By
default they are saved at the C:\GV folder. Follow the steps below to change the storage location.
1.
Click the Set Location button (Figure 1-6) and select Database Folder.
2.
Click the Select Files button to specify a new storage path.
Setting the Video Storage Location
You can create the maximum of 16 storage groups with different storage locations, keep days and
recycle sizes to store video files.
1.
Click the Set Location button and select Storage Group Folder. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-7
2.
Click the Add Storage Group icon
to add a storage group. The first storage group is
created by default.
3.
Select the cameras to be contained in the new storage group. Note one camera can only be
added to one storage group.
4.
Select the Keep Days option and specify the number of days to keep the video files in storage.
5.
Click the Add New Path icon
used for other storage groups.
6.
Click OK.
to specify the storage location in a hard drive which is not
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Note:
1.
If the designated storage space is not big enough to keep all video files for the defined days, the
Recycle setting then overrides the Keep Days setting.
2.
The video capture cards and GV-NVR have different default recycle thresholds. The system will
delete the oldest files when the storage space reaches the following recycle threshold:
Default Recycle Threshold
GV-600A / 650A / 800A
795 MB
GV-1120 A / 1240A / 1480A / 4008
1.2 GB
GV-NVR
1.2 GB
Every added IP video channel can expand the default recycle threshold by 50 MB. For example,
if your system of GV-1480A has 4 IP channels, the default recycle threshold will be 1200 MB +
50 MB x 4 = 1400 MB.
You can also use Enlarge Recycle Threshold to expand the threshold. W henever the recycle
threshold is reached, 400 MB of the oldest files will be deleted.
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Adjusting Camera Configuration
In the Camera Configure dialog box, you can adjust the configurations for each camera. Click the
Configure button (No.14, Figure 1-2), select System Configure, and click Camera Configure to
access the following dialog box.
Figure 1-8 Camera Settings
[Camera Name] The name entered here will appear in the upper-left hand corner of the camera
screen. You can use the drop-down list to select the camera to be configured.
[Rec. Control] The Rec. Control section allows you to set each camera’s recording mode and frame
rate. For analog cameras, you can also adjust the recording quality and resolution here.
Apply to all cameras
For IP cameras
For analog cameras
Figure 1-9

Rec Video: Enable the recording function. Use the drop-down list to select the desired recording
mode: Motion Detect, Round-the-Clock or Day/Night.
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Right-Arrow button: Click to set up the recording frame rate, quality, resolution, codec or
Day-Night recording mode for the selected camera.
 Day-Night Rec Mode Setup: This option is only available when Day-Night Recording Mode is
selected, allowing you to set up different recording modes during different time frames of the
day. For details on Day/Night mode, see Setting Day-Night Recording Mode later in this
chapter.
 Rec. Frame Rate Setting: Allows you to set the maximum recording frame so as to save
storage space. For IP cameras, refer to Economic Mode in Chapter 2 for more details.
Max. Frame Rate Rec of Motion: Set the maximum frame rate on motion detection. For
example, if you set 10 Frames/sec in the field, the maximum frame this camera will record is
10 frames/second. This setting does not mean it always records at 10 frames/second because
the actual recording frame rate is also affected by other settings in the system and CPU
loading.
Max. Frame Rate Rec of Non-Motion for Economic Round-the-Clock: This option provides
a space-saving solution for the round-the-clock recording. Set the maximum frame rate for
non-motion periods so as to save as much storage space as possible.
 Recording Quality: Allows you to adjust the video quality of analog cameras in 5 levels. The
camera’s recording quality is based on its resolution and compression rate. Higher-quality
picture means lower compression rate and requires more storage space. This option is only
available for analog cameras.
 Recording Resolution: This option is only available after you change the default video
resolution (see Setting Video Source and Resolution later in this chapter). Click to select
recording resolutions. This option is only available for analog cameras.
 Codec Settings: Select the type of recording compression for your video. This option is only
available for analog cameras.
Geo Mpeg4: It supports a number of advanced settings that allow experienced users to adjust
the encoding process. For details, see Geo Mpeg4 Advanced Settings later in this chapter.
Geo H264: Provides a much smaller compressed file size than other available codec without
compromising the image quality.
Apply Advan ced Codec Settin g : Enable Apply Adva n ce d Codec Settin g and click the
button. To use standard codec in recording, select Standard Format in the General tab and
the standard format of the selected recording codec will be applied. See Geo Mpeg4
Advanced Settings later in this chapter.
The Advanced Codec Setup button also includes the function of noise detection. See Noise
Detection to Reduce File Size later in this chapter.
Note: To set the recording quality and codec of IP cameras, refer to IP Channel Setup in Chapter 2.
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[Motion Detection]
Figure 1-10

Sensitivity: There are 10 levels of sensitivity for motion detection. The default value is set to 9.
The higher the value, the more sensitive the system is to the motion. Click the Arrow button to
access the two options below:
 Noise Tolerance: This function reduces false alarms and unwanted recordings caused by
weather or light changes without changing video quality. The level of noise tolerance can be
adjusted. For details, see Video Noise Solutions later in this chapter.
 Motion Detection Associated Group: Refer to Associated Monitoring later in this chapter for
more details.

Mask Filter: Mask instructs the system to ignore movement within the masked area. Mask could
be applied to repetitive motion that should be ignored within the surveillance area, such as street
trees.
Figure 1-11

Invoke Alarm: Sends computer alarm (.wav sound file) on motion detection.

Invoke to Send Alerts: Sends an assigned alert (E-Mail/Hotline/SMS) when motion occurs. Use
the drop-down list to specify the motion duration to trigger the alert. The choices include High (0.5
seconds), Normal (1 second), and Low (1.5 seconds). For example, if you choose High, the alert
will be sent out when motion is detected for over 0.5 seconds.
To configure e-mail alerts, see E-Mail Notification later in this chapter; to configure hotline alerts,
see Hotline Notification later in this chapter; to configure SMS alerts, see Short Message Service
in Chapter 10.
 Right-Arrow button: Sets the time to delay the activation of the assigned alerts
(E-Mail/Hotline/SMS).
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Output Module: Triggers the specified output module on motion detection. Use the drop-down
lists to select the output module and pin number to perform this function. To configure the output
device, see I/O Device Setup in Chapter 6.
 Right-Arrow button: Sets the time to delay the activation of the specified output module.

Register Motion Event: Records motion events to System Log.
Note: The Delay Time in Invoke to Send Alerts and Output Module allow you time to turn off the
input device before the system triggers alerts or the output device. The Delay Time will not work if
you stop monitoring or enable the function “Deactivate notification when selected pin ON" in I/O
Application window (Figure 6-7).
[Video Lost / Connection Lost]

Output Module: Triggers the specified output module upon video lost or connection lost. Use the
drop-down lists to select the output module and pin number to perform this function. To configure
the output device, see I/O Device Setup in Chapter 6.
Figure 1-12
[Camera Lens] Select Wide Angle to correct warping toward the edge of the camera image. See
Wide Angle Lens Dewarping in Chapter 3 for details.
[Video Attributes] Allows you to adjust video characteristics such as brightness, contrast, saturation,
and hue.
[Advanced] Allows you to access the control panel of GV-IP cameras to adjust advanced video
attributes such as white balance and shutter speed. Different image settings are available on different
GV-IP camera models.
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Setting Day and Night Recording Mode
Day-Night Recording allows you to set up different recording modes for different time frames of the
day. Each day can be divided into 4 time frames, each represented by 1 span. You can set up a
different frame rate, recording quality, motion sensitivity and noise detection level for each time frame.
1.
Click the Day-Night Recording Mode button in Figure 1-9, and this dialog box appears.
Figure 1-13
2.
Enable Span1 and specify the Start time in the first time field; select the check box in the second
time field and specify the End time.
3.
Use the drop-down list to select Motion Detect or Round-the-Clock to be the recording mode
for the Span 1.
4.
Select the check box and click the […] button to adjust recording quality, motion sensitivity and
noise detection level for Span 1.
5.
Repeat above steps to set up multiple spans if required.
6.
If you want to start monitoring all day on the weekend, select Weekend Apply and select
recording mode to be applied. And define whether your weekend includes Sunday and Saturday
or Sunday only.
7.
Click OK to apply the settings.
Note: If the End time field is not enabled, the time span will continue to the start of the next span.
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Geo Mpeg4 Advanced Settings
The Geo Mpeg4 codec supports a number of advanced settings that allow experienced users to adjust
the encoding process.
In Figure 1-9, check the Apply Advanced Codec Setting option, click the
button beside, and
then click the Advanced tab. This window appears.
Figure 1-14
[Setting]

Setting: Click the drop-down list to select High speed, Recommend, or High compression rate
for default configurations. Or, select User-defined to define encoding settings yourself.

Subpixel precision: Click the drop-down list to select Full, Half or Quarter pixel.
Full pixel: Fastest compression speed, medium compression rate, and normal image quality.
Half pixel: Fast compression speed, high compression rate, and better image quality. Quart er
pixel: Slow compression speed, highest compression rate, and better image quality.

Quantizer: Raising the value will improve compression speed and dramatically increase
compression rate, but reduce image quality.
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Inter-frame threshold: Raising the value will improve compression speed and rate, but reduce
image quality slightly.

Max. key frame interval: Raising the value will extend the duration between key frames and
increase compression rate, but reduce image quality slightly. Compression speed remains the
same.
[Evaluation]

Encode size: Click to calculate the encoding size based on your encoding settings (see [Setting]
above) and assigned video clip (select PTZ dome or street from the drop-down list). Click the
Stop tab to stop the evaluation.

Encode speed: Click to calculate the frame rate based on the encoding settings (see [Setting]
above) and assigned video clip (select PTZ dome or street from the drop-down list).
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Configuring Main System
Customizing Startup Settings
The Startup dialog box allows you to set the system to enable selected features at system startup. To
access the Startup dialog box, click the Configure button (No.14, Figure 1-2), select System
Configure and click Startup.
Figure 1-15
[General]

Auto Monitoring: Select one of the following monitor control modes at system startup:
 Monitor All: Allows you to monitor all cameras and I/O (if available) at system startup. It is the
same as to manually click Monitor button (No. 16, Figure 1-2) and select Start All Monitoring.
(For details, see Camera Monitoring later in this chapter).
 Schedule Monitor: Allows you to monitor cameras by schedule. Alternatively you may click
Schedule button (No. 15, Figure 1-2) and select Schedule Start. Refer to Recording
Schedule later in this chapter.
 I/O Monitor: Allows you to monitor all I/O devices. Alternatively you may click the Monitor
button (No. 16, Figure 1-2), and then select I/O Monitoring.
 Camera Monitor: Enables all cameras for monitoring.
Note: To set different recording modes and alert methods for each camera, see Monitor Control in
Adjusting Individual Camera later in this chapter.
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Limit Port: Limits the number of video ports to be used. This option helps increase the frame rate
of each channel by shifting the frame rate of disabled video ports to enabled ones. This function
will take effect at next system startup.

Startup Auto Login: Select and press the Arrow button to assign an ID used at system auto
startup. After the setup, the system will automatically login using this ID at next startup, without
asking for ID and Password.

Startup and Hide into System Tray: GV-System appears in the system tray when you launch
Windows instead of displaying the system login window.
[Network]

WebCam Server: Allows connection to W ebCam Server at system startup. (Or click the Network
button (No. 11, Figure 1-2) and select WebCam Server.)

Connect to Center V2: Allows connection to Center V2 at system startup. (Or click the Network
button (No. 11, Figure 1-2) and select Connect to Center V2.)

Connect to VSM: Allows connection to VSM Server at system startup (Or click the Network
button (No. 11, Figure 1-2) and select Connect to VSM.)

Control Center Server: Allows connection to Control Center Server at system startup. (Or click
the Network button (No. 11, Figure 1-2), select Control Center Server and select Control
Center Service.)

Backup Server: Allows connection to Backup Server at system startup. (Or click the Network
button (No. 11, Figure 1-2) and select Backup Server.)

Connect to Backup Center: Allows connection to Backup Center at system startup. (Or click the
Network button (No. 11, Figure 1-2) and select Backup Center.)
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1.2.7 Customizing Display Settings
You can customize the display settings in the Display section of the Startup dialog box. Click the
Configure button (No.14, Figure 1-2), select System Configure and click Startup.
Figure 1-16

Default Screen Division: Select the number of screen division to display at startup.

Panel Resolution:
 From the drop-down list, select the resolution that best fits your computer monitor screen. For
the monitor display ratio supported by each panel resolution, see Appendix H.
 Click the Arrow button and select Activate Quad Enhanced to enable the enhanced screen
layout for the 8, 12 and 16 screen divisions. The layout 1 is the default layout; the layout 2 is
the enhanced layout.
Figure 1-17
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Note:
1.
When the enhanced screen layout is applied, camera 1 view will be displayed in the central
screen. W hen the popup feature is enabled, the pop-up view will show on the central. W hen the
camera scan feature is enabled, the scanned view will show on the central.
2.
The enhanced screen layout cannot be applied when DSP card is in use.
3.
The enhanced screen layout will be applied at next startup.

Mini-View for Remote Desktop: Squeezes all video channels into a single 320x240 view. Since
you may use Microsoft Remote Desktop (a feature that comes with W indows XP Professional
Edition) to set up the Main System through network, it is important to get smallest size possible
data to transfer over network.
After Mini-View for Remote Desktop is selected, restart the Main System and you can now switch
between the mini and normal view by clicking the Configure button (No.14, Figure 1-2), pointing
to A/V Setting and selecting Mini-View Switch.
Figure 1-18

Mini View
Show E-Map: Displays the setup E-Map Viewer window (Figure 9-5) at system startup.
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Configuring Main System
Setting Auto Reboot
The Auto Reboot feature restarts GV-System and W indows at a scheduled time. Click the Configure
button (No.14, Figure 1-2), select System Configure, and select Auto Reboot Setup.
Figure 1-19
[Auto Reboot System] Enables the automatic reboot of the GV-System and W indows.

Day Interval: Specifies the frequency of auto reboot (from 1 to 14 days). After the Day Interval is
modified, the new day interval will start counting from the last reboot date instead of the day when
the change is applied, unless you restart the GV-System.

Reboot Time: Specifies the reboot time.
 Restore Last Status: The system will resume the last operation after rebooting, e.g. camera
recording.
 Apply Startup Settings: The system will apply your Startup settings in System Configure
section after rebooting.
[Delay for Cancel Reboot] W hen the item is checked, a warning message will appear and count
down for the specified seconds before the reboot schedule begins. Clicking the Cancel button on the
prompt will cancel the rebooting.
[Watchdog Reset if Reboot System Suspend and Fail] Prior to the Reboot Time, if GV-System finds
any abnormal W indows operation that may hinder the Auto Reboot, GV-System will instruct a hard
reboot on the computer. The feature is not available in GV-250 Card.
Note: GV-System must already be added to W indows Startup menu; only so will the W indows
automatically restart GV-System after a reboot. Also, make sure you’ve correctly connected a GV
video capture card to your motherboard for the hardware watchdog feature.
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Configuring Main System
Setting Text Overlay
You can align camera name, time stamp and triggered input name to different positions for each
channel.
To access this feature, click the Configure button (No.14, Figure 1-2), select System Configure, and
select Text Overlay Setting to display the Text Overlay Setting dialog box, and select one Camera to
be defined.
Figure 1-20
[Camera/Time/IO Alarm Text]

Print on video file: Displays camera ID, location name, date and time on the recorded video.
Note: Text overlay is not supported when standard format codec is enabled.

Print on screen (Only for IO alarm): Displays the name of triggered input device on the camera
screen. For this function to work, it is required to map a camera to an input device, see Overlaying
Input Device Name onto Screen upon Input Trigger in Chapter 6.
Note: Up to 5 input names can be stamped on each channel when inputs are triggered.
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Alignment: Select how you want the camera information to be aligned on a camera screen.
[Set Font] Click the Set Font button to set up the font. The option Apply Stereo Font makes texts
stand out from the background by giving white-edge to the texts.
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Configuring Main System
Audio and Video Settings
1.3.1
Setting Video Source and Resolution
Video Source sets the video standard of your system: NTSC or PAL. Click the Configure button
(No.14, Figure 1-2), select A/V Setting, and select Video Source to display the following dialog box.
Figure 1-21

Video Standard: Select a video standard used in your country.

Video Resolution: Consider your priority in image quality or CPU usage before making a
selection.

For NTSC, the image quality and CPU usage from the highest to the lowest is: 704 x 480,
704 x 480 De-interlace, 640 x 480, 640 x 480 De-interlace, 352 x 240, 320 x 240.

For PAL, the image quality and CPU usage from the highest to the lowest is: 704 x 576,
704 x 576 De-interlace, 640 x 480, 640 x 480 De-interlace, 352 x 288, 320 x 240.
To change the resolution of individual analog cameras, refer to Resolution Button in Adjusting
Individual Camera earlier in this chapter.
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Fixing Aspect Ratio
This feature lets you define your own aspect ratio for the camera channels so they will not be stretched
when viewed in wide screen resolutions such as 1280 x 800, 1440 x 900, 1680 x 1050 and 1920 x
1080.
Click the Configure button (No.14, Figure 1-2), select A/V Setting, and select Wide Display Setup.
This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-22

Fit: Automatically fits the video ratio into the camera channel. The outcome will be stretched in
wide screen resolution.

3:2: Changes the aspect ratio of the camera channel to 3:2.

4:3: Changes the aspect ratio of the camera channel to 4:3.

5:4: Changes the aspect ratio of the camera channel to 5:4
For Digital Matrix, see Chapter 11 Useful Utilities.
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Configuring Main System
Adjusting Video Attributes
This feature lets you adjust video attributes to get the best picture. Click the Configure button (No.14,
Figure 1-2), point to A/V Setting, and select Video Attributes to choose between Standard and
Advanced.
Users of GV-Com bo A Card (GV-1016/G V- 11 20A /12 40A /14 80A ) , GV-600A, GV-650A and GV-800A
can also select Default Value to change the default video attributes to Vivid or Standard. The Vivid
option produces more saturated and colorful video images, while the Standard option produces
brighter and less saturated video images. You must click the Default button in Standard Video
Attributes or Advanced Video Attributes to apply the selected default values.
Note: The Video Attributes feature is only available for analog cameras.
Standard Video Attributes
Adjust image quality by moving the sliders to the desired values. Click Default to apply default values.
Click the left and right arrow buttons to select a desired camera for setup. Or, click the finger button
to apply the displayed settings to all cameras.
Figure 1-23
AGC (Auto Gain Control): This option is only available on GV-600A, GV-650A and GV-800A.
Adjusting AGC helps boost weak video signals or reduce strong video signals, and gives optimized
image quality. The adjustment could be done manually or automatically. W hen a video signal is weak,
for example, due to distance, adjusting the brightness or contrast of the video source will NOT help the
situation. Adjust AGC and see the difference.
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In the Auto Gain Control window, click Auto for auto adjustment, click Default to apply default values,
or click Apply to apply the displayed settings. The default value is set to 1.15V (115), but you may
move the slider to adjust between 0.3V (30) or 2.5V (250).
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Advanced Video Attributes
In addition to adjust standard video attributes, you can adjust image quality and codec. W ith the
advanced settings, you can even see the difference in image size after you have these adjustments.
[Multicam]
This feature helps you to see the difference in image size after you adjust video attributes, codec and
recording quality. Your selection here will also be applied to the assigned camera.
Figure 1-24

Camera drop-down list: Select a camera channel for the application.

Codec Selection: Select a desired type of compression.

Image Adjustment (Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Hue): Move the sliders to adjust image
attributes. Click the finger button to apply the selected values to all cameras.

Recording Quality: Move the slider to increase or decrease the picture quality. Click the finger
button to apply the selected quality to all camer as .

Image Size: Keyframe indicates the compressed file size while Frame shows the partly
compressed file size after quality and image adjustment.
Note: The smaller image size means higher video compression and smaller file size, thus
extending the recording capacity.
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[WebCam, Center V2, Control Center]
You can configure the image quality for video streaming to the WebCam server, Center V2 and Control
Center. Your quality settings for Low, Normal and Best will be applied to these remote applications.
Figure 1-25

Quantizer: The bigger the Quantizer, the poor the image quality.

Quality: The default Quantizer for Best is 2, for Normal is 4 and for Low is 8. The adjustment rule
between Quantizer and Quality is: Quantizer for Best < Quantizer for Normal < Quanitzer for Low.

Bits per second: Indicates the data transmission speed after quality adjustment.

Codec Selection: The codec selection is for your reference only to know the bitrate. The
selection will not be applied to video streaming to the remote applications.
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Configuring Main System
Adjusting Audio Setting
You can adjust audio devices to record and listens to live sound. Click the Configure button (No.14,
Figure 1-2), select A/V Setting, and select Audio Settings to bring up the following dialog box:
Figure 1-26
[Audio]

Audio: Select an audio channel to be configured. Clicking the finger button can apply the settings
of one audio channel to the rest of channels.

Gain Control: Increases or decreases the gain of the microphone.

Wave Out: Listens to the audio around the camera.
 Wave Out De-Noise: Reduces audio noise.

Rec Audio: Activates the audio recording.
 By Sensitivity: Audio recording is activated when the volume reaches the sensitivity level
indicated.
 Round-the-Clock: Continuously records audio.
[Other]

Show Audio Indicator: Displays an audio volume indicator in the top-left corner of the camera
view.

Disable Wave Out Auto-Switch: By default, audio channel 1 is set to be background sounds
even when you switch between video channels. To change background sounds, select the desired
audio channel and select Disable Wave-Out Audio Switch. The selected audio channel will
always be in the background.
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[Audio Format]

16kHz, 16 bit: By default, GV-System is set to this audio codec.

32kHz, 16 bit: Select this audio codec for better audio quality if you are using GV-5016 / 4008 /
4008A / 900A / 800B / 650B / 600B / 1480A / 1240A / 1120A / 1480B / 1240B / 1120B Card.
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Turbo Mode
Turbo mode allows recording at the highest speed that GV-Combo A Card (GV-1120A, GV-1240A and
GV-1480A) can provide at the VGA and D1 resolutions.
Comparison for GV-Combo Card and GV-Combo A Card
Total Recording Rate (NTSC/PAL)
GV-1480
GV-1480A
GV-1240
GV-1240A
GV-1120
GV-1120A
VGA
120 / 100 fps
240 / 200 fps 120 / 100 fps 120 / 100 fps
80 / 70 fps
80 / 72 fps
D1
120 / 100 fps
240 / 200 fps 120 / 100 fps 120 /100 fps
80 / 70 fps
80 / 72 fps
Turbo VGA
416 / 400 fps
240 / 200 fps
120 / 100 fps
Turbo D1
352 / 320 fps
240 / 200 fps
120 / 100 fps
Note: W hen Turbo Mode is activated, the DSP (Real-Time Display) and TV-Out functions will be
disabled.
System Requirements
Following is the basic system requirements to activate the turbo mode.
Video Capture
Card
CPU
RAM
GV-1120A x 1
Pentium 4, 3.0 GHz,
Dual Core
2 x 512 MB Dual
Channels
Graphic Card
HDD
120 GB
(Windows XP)
GV-1240A x 1
Core 2 Duo, 3.0 GHz
2 x 1 GB Dual
Channels
GV-1480A x 1
Core 2 Quad, 2.4 GHz
(Windows Vista / 7 /
Server 2008)
GV-1120A x 2
Core 2 Quad, 2.4 GHz
GV-1240A x 2
Core 2 Quad, 2.8 GHz
GV-1480A x 2
Core i7-920, 2.66 GHz
2 x 1 GB Dual
Channels
160 GB
AGP or
PCI-Express,
minimum 800 x 600
(1280 x 1024
recommended),
32-bit color
320 GB
250 GB
320 GB
750 GB
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Activating Turbo Mode
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), select A/V Setting and select Video Source.
This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-27
2.
Use the drop-down list to select the Video Resolution. If D1 or VGA resolution is selected, the
Turbo mode option appears.
3.
Select Turbo mode, and click OK.
4.
You will be prompted to restart GV-System. Restart the GV-System to take effect.
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1.4
Configuring Main System
Camera Monitoring
Click the Monitor button and select to start or stop all or individual camera monitoring. Camera Name
in the upper left corner of the view screen changes from yellow to red color when motion is detected.
(Blinking represents that motion is detected in the camera view). [F7] is the shortcut key of this
operation.
1.4.1
Snapshot
To take a snapshot of the current frame, click the Camera Name and select SnapShot to open the
Save As dialog box, shown as below. You can select to watermark or de-interlace the snapshot, as
well as tagging the frame with Host name, Camera name, Time and Date. Select Transparent Text if
you want to make the tag background transparent, and select Set Font to choose your text font.
Click to display host name
Click to display date
Click to de-interlace
Transparent text back ground
Set font for overlaid text
Click to watermark the snapshot
Click to display camera name
Click to display time
Figure 1-28
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Configuring Main System
Associate Monitoring
You can set camera channels to start recording when any of the associated camera channels begins
recording.
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), select System Configure, and select Camera
Configure. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-29
2.
From the Rec. Video drop-down list, select either Motion Detect or Day-Night. If you select
Day-Night, remember to click the Arrow button beside to configure the time spans and also set
the recording mode to be Motion Detect.
3.
Click the Arrow button on the right of Sensitivity, and select Motion Detection Associated
Group. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-30
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Select the camera channels you wish to be associated with the current camera. In this example,
Camera 1 is being configured and it cannot be selected, so it is grayed out. Cameras 2 and 3 are
selected to be associated with Camera 1.
5.
Click OK to apply the settings.
From the example (Figure 1-30), whenever Camera 2 or 3 starts recording, Camera 1 will also begin
recording.
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Configuring Main System
Daylight Saving Time Recording
The GV-System can automatically adjust to Daylight Saving Time (DST).
To enable the DST function, click W indows Start button, click Control Panel, click Date and Time,
click the Time Zone tab, select a time zone of your location, and then select Automatically adjust
clock for daylight saving changes.
Figure 1-31
In System Log, the DST recordings can be identified in the D.S.T Rollback column.
Figure 1-32
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In ViewLog, a separate DST subfolder will be displayed in the Date Tree.
Figure 1-33
Note: The AVI file recorded during the DST period is named with the prefix “GvDST”, e.g.
GvDST 2 00 810 22x xx x xx x xx .avi, to differentiate from the regular AVI file named with the prefix
“Event”, e.g. Event20081022xxxxxxxxx.avi.
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Configuring Main System
Account and Password
The password setup allows you to assign permission and rights to users. You can create up to 1,000
passwords. The system will control and restrict access to system resources based on the permission
and rights associated with each user account. Only Supervisor account level is pre-set with access to
the Password Setup function. Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to System
Configure, point to Password Setup, and then select Local Account Edit to display the following
window.
Figure 1-34
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1.5.1
Configuring Main System
Creating an User Account
To create a user account:
1.
Click the New button at the lower-left hand corner to bring up the New Account dialog box.
Figure 1-35
2.
Enter the user’s ID name and password. Re-enter the same password in the Password
Confirmation field.
3.
Give a Hint (optional) that would remind you of the password.
4.
Select the user’s authorization level: Supervisor, PowerUser or User. By default, users
belonging to the Supervisor level have full rights over GV-System settings. PowerUsers have the
same permission and rights as Supervisors, except that they cannot edit user information and
delete the password system (described later). Users belonging to the User level are restricted to
all system settings, and have only limited access to certain functions. Click OK to add the user.
5.
If you want to enable the guest account, click Guest and clear the selection for Account is
disabled. Guests are only allowed to view videos.
To edit an exiting user account:
This feature is only available for supervisors.
1.
Select a user from the user list to display its properties. Or, right-click on any of the user levels
(User, PowerUser, Supervisor), and then select Find Specific Account for quick search. A valid
password is required to edit a supervisor.
2.
Edit the properties as required. Check the Account Is Disabled option if you wish to disable this
user.
You may also find these options in the dialog box:

Expire in xx day(s): The account will expire and be disabled automatically after a set number of
days. The number you set will count down automatically. Specify the number between 1 and 9999.

User cannot change password: The user is not allowed to change the set password.
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Force Password change at the first logon: The user must change the password when logging
in first time.

Disable user if do not login after xx day (s): W hen the user does not log in the system after a
set number of days, its account will be disabled automatically.

Export this ID for IR Remote Control: Allows you to log into the system by using the
GV-Keyboard instead of using the general keyboard and mouse. For details see GV-Keyboard
User’s Manual.

Send Password by Email: Allows you to retrieve passwords through e-mails. To specify e-mails,
click the […] button. For details on this feature, see Retrieving Password Through E-mail later in
this chapter.

Allow removing password System: Enables the password removal utility. The option is critical if
you forget or unable to retrieve any Supervisor password in the future. W ith this option selected,
you can run the password removal utility PassUNINStall.exe from the GV folder and remove the
password database. Otherwise, you can only remove the password database by reinstalling
Windows operating system.
Note:
The loss of passwords can be solved in the following two ways:
1.
Retrieving password through e-mails.
2.
Removing password database by using the PassUNINStall.exe utility and rebuilding all
accounts.
However, if both Send Password by Email and Allow Removing Password System options are
not selected in advance, it is required to reinstall W indows operating system once you loss the
passwords.
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1.5.2
1.
Changing Password on Login
When you log in the GV-System, click the Change Password button in the Login dialog box. The
Change Password dialog box appears.
Figure 1-36
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Type the new password information, and click OK to save the changes .
Note: Only Supervisors can change the password.
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1.5.3
Configuring Main System
Retrieving Password Through E-mail
The password retrieval function can serve in the following ways after you click the Send Password
button at the Login window (Figure 1-36):

If you are one of supervisors but do not remember your ID, separate passwords will be sent to all
supervisor e-mail accounts after you click the Send Password button.

If you are one of the supervisors and remember your ID but forgot your password, enter your ID
and then click the Send Password button. The password will be sent to your e-mail account.

If you are not a supervisor, enter your ID and then click the Send Password button. The e-mail with
your password will be sent to you.
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1.5.4
Configuring Main System
Preventing Unauthorized System Termination
The GV-System can be protected from stopping or restarting by an unauthorized user. To restrict a
user who does not belong to the Supervisor level from existing or restarting the system, follow the
steps below:
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), select System Configure, select Password
Setup, and select Local Account Edit. The Password Setup dialog box appears.
2.
Select a user from the user list to display its properties.
3.
Select the Multicam tab at the bottom, and clear the Exit System option to restrict the user from
quitting or restarting the system.
Figure 1-37
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1.5.5
Configuring Main System
Setting Double Passwords for ViewLog Access
You can select the Enable Double Password option to require two supervisor passwords to access
the ViewLog and play back recorded files. The option is only available when you have created at least
two supervisor accounts. For details on the ViewLog, see Chapter 4.
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), select System Configure, select Password
Setup, and select Local Account Edit. The Password Setup dialog box appears.
2.
Select Enable Double Password at the bottom.
Figure 1-38
After clicking the ViewLog button, you will need to type the passwords of any two supervisors to be
able to login.
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1.6
Configuring Main System
System Idle Protection
The System Idle Protection allows the administrator to work on the system without the worry of logout
or leaving the system not recording anymore.
This feature can automatically logout the administrator, login a user with no access rights and/or start
recording.
1.6.1
Auto Logout Administrator
If the administrator does not press the mouse or press a key within a set period of time, the system will
automatically log him/her out.
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to System Configure, and then select
System Idle Protection Setting. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-39
2.
Enable the Auto Logout or Switch to Startup Login User if available option, and then select
Supervisor or Supervisor, Power User from the drop-down list.
3.
In the System Idle Over field, type the idle time from 10 to 300 seconds, after which Supervisor or
Poweruser will be logged out.
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Configuring Main System
Auto Login User without Access Rights
When the system is started up after an idle time, a specified user with no access right will login. This
allows the user to see the system is on and working, but at the same time does nothing with the
system. The feature must work with the Startup Auto Login function.
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to System Configure, and select Startup.
2.
In the Startup dialog box, enable Startup Auto Login, and click the Arrow button beside (Figure
1-16). The Startup Auto Login Setup dialog box appears.
3.
Type ID and Password to set up a user for auto login, and click OK.
Figure 1-40
4.
In the System Idle Protection dialog box (Figure 1-39), select Auto Logout or Switch to Startup
Login User if available, and then select Supervisor or Supervisor, Power User from the
drop-down list.
5.
In the System Idle Over field, type the idle time from 10 to 300 seconds, after which the specified
user will be logged in.
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1.6.3
Configuring Main System
Auto Start Recording
If the administrator does not press the mouse or press a key within a set period of time, the system will
automatically start recording.
1.
In the System Idle Protection dialog box (Figure 1-39), select the Auto Monitoring option, and
select Monitoring All, Schedule Monitoring, I/O Monitoring or Camera Monitoring from the
drop-down list. W hen Monitoring All is selected, both I/O Monitoring and Camera Monitoring will
be enabled.
2.
In the System Idle Over field, enter the idle time from 10 to 300 seconds, after which the system
will start recording.
Note: The feature can monitor keystrokes or mouse clicks, even from IR Remote Control and
GV-Keyboard.
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Configuring Main System
System Log
System Log provides historical information that can help you track down events, system problems and
POS and object counting data. This information is being saved in a database Access format. To view
the System Log, click the ViewLog button (No. 13, Figure 1-2), and then select System Log from the
menu. This brings up the Live Log Browser as shown below.
1.7.1
Viewing Event Logs
The Live Log Browser provides five types of event logs. Use the control tabs to switch among them.
[Monitor] Displays information pertaining to motion and I/O events. Double-clicking an alert event in
the list will allow you to view related video.
Figure 1-41
ID: This column shows the event ID number generated by the system.
Time: This column shows the time when a motion or I/O monitor event occurs.
Device: This column shows camera ID or I/O device associated with the event.
Information: This column shows the I/O module number.
Event: These event messages mean:

Motion: Appear if motion occurs in the associated camera.
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Video Lost: Appears if video lost occurs in the associated camera.

Video Resume: Appears if video resume in the associated camera.

Signal On: Appears if one of the input device connected to the associated I/O module are
activated.
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Signal Off: Appears if one of the input device connected to the associated I/O module are
terminated.
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I/O error: Appears if associated I/O module failed.
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I/O resume: Appears if associated I/O module resume to action.
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Missing Object: Appears if objects miss from a defined camera view.
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Unattended Object: Appears if unattended objects show up within a defined camera view.

Intruder: Appears if there are objects entering a defined region.
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Disk Full: Appears if storage space is full.

Scene Change: Appears if the associated camera has been physically tampered.

Network Shutdown: Appears if the network connection is closed.
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Camera Connection Lost: Appears if the connection to the associated cameras is lost.

Camera Connection Resumed: Appears if the connection to the associated camera is
rebuilt.

Tampering Alarm: Appears if the camera is physically tampered with.

Face Count: Appears if faces are detected under Mask Filter or if no faces are detected
under Mask Filter (Inverse Alarm).
[System] This function shows which functions are being enabled or disabled in the GV-System.
Figure 1-42
ID: Displays the event ID number
Time: This column shows the time when system event occurs.
Event: This column shows the following messages when associated actions are taken.

Schedule Start / Stop: Appears when a user starts or stops the monitoring schedule.

Auto Reboot: Appears when the system performs auto rebooting function.

System Start / Exit: Appears when a user starts or stops GV-System.

Start / Stop Monitor All: Appears when a user starts or stops all cameras’ monitoring
functions.

Start / Stop Monitor: Appears when a user starts or stops the individual camera’s monitoring
function. The camera number will appear in Device column.
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IO Monitor Start / Stop: Appears when a user starts or stops the individual I/O module’s
monitoring function. The I/O module number will appear in the Device column.

WebCam Svr Start / Stop: Appears when a user starts or stops WebCam Server.

Connect to Center Start / Stop: Appears when the GV-System connects or disconnects with
the Security Center.
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Connect to Center V2 Start / Stop: Appears when the GV-System logs in or out Center V2.

Connect to VSM Start / Stop/Net Down / Net Resume: Appears when the GV-System logs
in or out VSM; when the connection of both fails or resumes.

Connect to SMS Start / Stop / Net Down / Net Resume: Appears when the GV-System logs
in or out the SMS server; when the connection of both fails or resumes.
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Send Email Alert: Appears when an e-mail alert is sent out.
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Send SMS Alert: Appears when an SMS alert is sent out.
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Send Hotline Alert: Appears when a Hotline alert is sent out.
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Windows Shutdown: Appears when W indows is closed.
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Recycle: Appears when the GV-System recycles event files to increase storage space.
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Auto-Reboot: Appears when W indows is automatically rebooted.
Device: This column shows the individual camera number.
Mode: This column shows whether actions are being taken in local side or remote side.
[Login] This function shows whom and when has logged in and out the GV-System and WebCam
server.
Figure 1-43
ID: Shows the event ID number.
Time: This column shows the time when Login event occurs.
User Login: This column shows the ID of the login user.
User Logout: This column shows the ID of the logout user.
Status: This column shows whether login or logout attempts were successful or failed.
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Mode: This column shows the following messages:
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Local: Appears if a user logs in or logs out the Main System.
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WebCam: Appears if a remote client logs in or logs out the W ebCam server.

Remote DVR: Appears if a Control Center operator logs in or logs out via the Remote DVR
service.
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Remote Matrix: Appears if a Control Center operator remotely logs in or logs out via the
Matrix View service.
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Remote Desktop: Appears if a Control Center operator logs in or logs out via the Remote
Desktop service.
Note: This column shows the IP address of the client server.
[Counter] This function shows the information and result of GV-System’s counter function.
Figure 1-44
ID: This column shows the event ID number.
Start Time: This column shows the time when GV-System’s counter function is activated.
End Time: This column shows the time when GV-System’s counter function is terminated.
Device: This column shows the camera that performs counter function.
In: This column shows the “In” result of GV-System’s counter function.
Out: This column shows the “Out” result of GV-System’s counter function.
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[POS] This function shows the POS event information. Double-clicking on the log list will allow you to
view related video in ViewLog or Quick Search (depending on the video player you selected in the
System Log Setting dialog box. See Figure 1-46).
Figure 1-45
ID: This column shows the event ID number.
Time: This column shows the time when POS event occurs.
Content: This column shows the action taken in the POS device.
Event: This column shows the following messages.

Start Transaction: Appears when sales transaction starts.
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Stop Transaction: Appears when sales transaction ends.

Void Transaction: Appears if an item is being void from the sales transaction.

Cash Drawer Open: Appears if the cash drawer is opened.

Filter 1-15: Appears if the sales transaction matches the defined condition 1 to 15.
Note: This column is currently not being used.
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Configuring Main System
Setting Event Logs
You can define several event log settings, specifying which event log to be recorded, the interval time
to write the log into the system, video player, and the number of days to keep the logs. To access these
log settings, click the Configure button (No.14, Figure 1-2), select System Configure and select
System Log Setting to display the following dialog box.
Figure 1-46

General Event: Records system startup/exit, network server start/stop, and recording start/stop.

Login/Logout Event: Records the login/logout activities of the local user to GV-System and
WebCam Server.

Monitor Event: Records motion-triggered and I/O-triggered events. For this feature to work, you
must enable the Register Motion Event option in Figure 1-11 or the Register Input Event option
in Figure 6-7 in Chapter 6.
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POS Event: Records POS transaction data.

Counter Event: Records counting results.

Interval of Motion Event: Specifies the log interval between motion-triggered events. This setting
could prevent the System Log growing too big when trying to log all events under a
motion-intensive surveillance area.

Interval of Input Event: Specifies the log interval between I/O-triggered events.
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[Default Video Player]
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Monitor Table: Specifies the playback software for monitor events. For details on each playback
application, see Chapter 5.
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POS Table: Specifies the playback software for POS events.
[Import Previous Days of Live Log Browser] Specifies how many days of data to be loaded into the
System Log.

Keep Days: Set the number of days to keep logs.

Recycle: Enable the system to delete old log files to make space for new files when the space of
assigned Log Path is below 500 MB.

Log Path: Click the … button to specify a storage path. The default log path is:
:\GV folder\database. The available free space of the storage path will be displayed below.
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Configuring Main System
Searching Event Logs
To search for log data, click the
icon on the upper left corner of the Live Log Browser to bring up
the Advanced Log Browser. See Advanced Log Browser in Chapter 4.
Figure 1-47
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1.8
Configuring Main System
Recording Schedule
You can program recording, I/O devices, and Center V2 services to turn on and off at specific time
each day. Click the Schedule button (No.15, Figure 1-2) and select Schedule Edit to display the
following window.
The window has three major tabs:

Video Schedule: A schedule starts the surveillance system automatically.

I/O Schedule: A schedule starts I/O surveillance automatically.

Center V2 Schedule: A schedule starts the connection to Center V2 services automatically.
CenterV2 Schedule
I/O Sche dule
Video Sched ule
Weekly Schedu le
Special Day Schedule
Schedule List
Window
Camera Tab s
Figure 1-48
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1.8.1
1.
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Video Schedule
Set your surveillance preferences:
[Time] Enter the starting and ending time of the schedule.
[Monitor Invoke] Sets alert methods on motion detection.

Rec: Records while monitoring. Select the recording mode to be Motion Detection or
Round-the-Clock.

Pager/E-Mail: Sends pager or e-mail alerts on motion detection.

Output: Triggers the corresponding I/O devices on motion detection. To set up I/O devices,
see Adjusting Individual Camera earlier in this chapter.
[Remote] Allows remotely accessing live video from the WebCam server on the scheduled time.
[Week Days Enable Schedule] Select days for the schedule.
[Camera] Applies the settings to selected cameras.
2.
Click the Add Schedule tab to apply above settings. The set schedule will be displayed on the
Schedule List W indow.
3.
Repeat above steps to set up more schedules.
Clicking separate Camera tabs, you will see the set schedule is displayed in different color bars:

Red: Recording enabled.

Green: Pager/E-mail notification enabled.

Blue: Live view from the WebCam server accessible.

Jade: I/O monitor enabled.

Purple: Center V2 schedule enabled.
To modify a schedule, highlight the desired schedule in the Schedule List window, and then click the
Modify Schedule button to make changes.
To delete a schedule, highlight the desired schedule in the Schedule List window, and the press the
Delete key on the keyboard.
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Special Days Schedule
1.
Click the Special Day Schedule tab.
2.
All settings are the same as those in Video Schedule, except the following section. Use the
drop-down list and select a date from the pop-up calendar. Click Apply to add the date to the
schedule.
Figure 1-49
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Configuring Main System
I/O Schedule
Set up a schedule to activate the monitoring of I/O devices automatically. All settings are the same as
those in Video Schedule, except the following section. After setting up time and dates, select the I/O
Monitor option to activate the schedule.
Figure 1-50
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1.8.4
Configuring Main System
Center V2 Schedule
Set up a schedule to connect to Center V2 services automatically. All settings are the same as those in
Video Schedule, except the following section. After setting up scheduled time and dates, select the
Center V2 option to activate the schedule. For details on Center V2, see Chapter 1 in GV-CMS Series
User’s Manual.
Figure 1-51
Note: If you select the Center V2 option without setting up the Center V2 schedule and later enable
the Center V2 server, the connection to Center V2 will be stopped automatically after 15 minutes. For
this problem, please complete the setup of Center V2 schedule or clear the Center V2 option.
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1.9
Configuring Main System
Schedule Center
The Schedule Center allows you to set up a schedule to automatically compact video events, merge
video events, and back up the system settings.
1.9.1
Compacting Video Events
The Video Compacting feature helps you to save storage space by extracting key frames from the
recorded files. After the extraction, the recorded files will be composed of key frames only. This can
significantly reduce the file size. The Video Compacting action is enabled on a specific weekly
schedule.
Note:
1.
The audio files cannot be compacted.
2.
If a file is in playback when it is supposed to be compacted, the compacting will not occur. The
compacting will be started the next time when the GV-System is scheduled to compact video
files.
3.
Compacting the recorded files to key frames only will affect the smoothness of the playback, but
will not result in data loss since key frame contains the complete image and only the intermediate
frames between key frames are deleted.
Setting up a Compacting Schedule
1.
Click the Schedule button, select Schedule Center and select Compacting Video Events.
Figure 1-52
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Click Add schedule. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-53
3.
Select the desired camera individually, or select Camera to check all the cameras from the
camera list.
4.
Select Enable schedule of compacting video files.
5.
In the Schedule Time section, specify the day and time to compact the video files.
6.
In the Setting section, specify the options below.

Reserved Days: The number of days that the original video files are reserved. For example,
if you choose to reserve the video files for 2 days, the system will keep the original video
files for the last two days (recorded today and yesterday), and compact all the files earlier.
The minimum value is to reserve 1 day.

Reserved Frames (MJPEG): Since every frame is a key frame for MJPEG codec, you
should specify the number of frames per second you desire to reserve for the video files
compressed with MJPEG. The default value is 1 frame per second.

Temp Folder: The temporary storage path for the video files to be compacted.

Include “Never Recycle” events: This option enables the video files that are set to be
“never recycle” to be compacted.
7.
Click Exit.
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After setup is completed, the GVService icon appears on the W indows notification area as shown
below.
The GVService program allows the video compacting to run
automatically without the starting the GV-System.
When the GV-System starts to compact video files at the time you specified, the following Compacting
List will pop up, displaying the information such as the camera number, the processing status, the
processing time and the number of files that are being compacted.
To view the log files of video compacting, click the
Figure 1-54
icon in the bottom of the window.
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Viewing Compacted Video Files
After the video compacting, the compacted files will replace the original files and become the video
events you view on ViewLog. After selecting a camera and date you specified for video compacting,
you would see three types of icons on the Video Event list.
Icons appearing under the
Description
scheduled-compacting date
Key
The compacted file.
Never-Recycle
The compacted file of the Never-Recycle event remains the same
icon.
The video file has failed to be compacted because the file was
Tick
being played back when it was supposed to be compacted.
Figure 1-55
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1.9.2
Configuring Main System
Merging Video Events
You can program the file merging and exporting to begin on a specific date or on a daily schedule. The
schedule is helpful when computer sources are busy at monitoring or detection, it allows you to assign
the file merging and exporting after working hours.
Setting up a Merging Schedule
1.
Click the Schedule button, select Schedule Center and select Merging Video Events.
Figure 1-56
2.
Click Edit. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-57
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In the Task Name field, name the schedule.
4.
In the Schedule Type section, select one of the types:
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Specific Date: The file merging only begins on the specified date. You can further choose
to merge files from a specific time period on the specified date in step 7.

Daily: The file merging begins on the selected days every week. The Daily schedule
merges the files of the day previous to the selected day. For example, if you select Tue,
Thu and Sat to begin file merging. The files of Mon, Wed and Fri will be merged on those
selected days respectively.
5.
In the Start Time section, specify the time of day to begin the file merging.
6.
Click Next. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-58
7.
In the Time Period section, specify Start and End time to locate files. The number of video and
audio files for each camera found within the specified time is displayed in the camera list on the left.
For example, “Camera 9 18+0” means the Camera 9 has created 18 video files and 0 audio files
within the specified time. By default you can only merge the files of one day.
8.
In the Merge Mode section, select one of the merging methods:

Single File: Merges several AVI files into a single file. The maximum size of the merged file
is 2 GB for FAT32 file system and 4 GB for NTFS file system. If the merged file exceeds the
limit of W indows file system, it will be split up into another file.
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Multiple Files: Merges AVI files into several files of a specific duration. After specifying the
duration, you can see the number of merged files will be created.

Direct Merge (Higher Speed): The merging method only joins video files together without
the inclusion of their video effects, such as privacy masks, watermarks, time stamps, GPS
data and etc.

Using the Direct Merge to merge several AVI files into a single file, also select Single
File.

Using the Direct Merge to merge AVI files based on the specified duration, also select
Multiple Files.

To merge audio and video together, click the arrow button and select Include Audio.
The Direct Merge is faster than the other two merging methods, because the video effects
are excluded.
9.
In the Output Location section, specify the storage location of merged files, and select whether to
save merged files in EXE format.
10. Click Add to create the schedule task.
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1.9.3
Configuring Main System
Setting Backup Schedule
You can set up a schedule to regularly back up the configurations in the Main System. The backup
settings can be restored to the current system or imported to another GV-System.
1.
Click the Schedule button, and select Schedule Center. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-59
2.
Select Fast Backup and Restore and click Edit. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-60
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3.
Select Active.
4.
Under the Schedule Type section, choose a backup schedule.
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
Daily Schedule: Backs up the system configurations daily.

Weekly Schedule: Select a day of the week from the drop-down list to back up the system
configurations.

Monthly Schedule: Select a day of the month from the drop-down list to back up the
system configurations. Note that if you have selected 31, and the particular month does not
st
have the 31 day, the system will skip backup for that month.
5.
Under the Backup Setting section, select the settings you want to back up.
6.
Type the ID and Password of your login account.
7.
Under the Save Path section, specify a file path to store the settings.
8.
Click OK to save the settings.
After setup is completed, the GVService icon appears on the W indows notification area as shown
below.
The GVService program allows the backup to run automatically
without starting the GV-System.
For details on how to restore the system, see Back ing Up and Restoring Settings in Chapter 11.
Note: Backup will be performed at the time when you first set up the function. For example, if the time
when you click OK to apply a daily backup schedule is 11:30am, the system will perform backup at
11:30am everyday.
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Configuring Main System
Setting VSM Schedule
You can set up a schedule to activate the connection to Vital Sign Monitor (VSM) on a specific date or
on a weekly schedule.
Note: For details on setting up the connection to the VSM, see Chapter 3 in GV-CMS Series User’s
Manual.
1.
Click the Schedule button, and select Schedule Center. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-61
2.
Select Setting VSM Schedule and click Edit. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-62
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To add a new schedule, click the Add button
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. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-63
4.
Select to activate VSM on a Specific Date or select Weekly to set up a weekly schedule.
5.
Set a Start Time and an End Time for the Specific Date or W eekly schedule.
6.
Click OK to add the schedule.
You can add multiple schedules by clicking the Add button
and repeating the steps above.
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1.10
Configuring Main System
Alert Notification
When events occur, you can receive alert notification through e-mails, SMS messages, pagers or
telephones. Follow the steps below to enable alert notification and select the event types to receive
notification.
The events that can trigger alert notification include: Video Lost, Recording Error, Disk Full, Motion
Detection, I/O Trigger, Scene Change, Intruder Event, Missing Object, Unattended Object. POS Loss
Prevention, Scene Change, Crowd Detection, Advanced Unattended Object, Advanced Scene
Change Detection, Advanced Missing Object and Face Detection.
1.
Click the Configure button (No.14, Figure 1-2), select System Configure and click Send Alerts
Approach Setup. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-64
2.
To enable alert notification, select Send Event Alerts.
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To specify the types of events to receive alert notification, click the arrow button next to Send
Event Alerts and select the alert types. Some alerts are only available when the alert settings
are activated.
Figure 1-65
4.
Click OK.
5.
To send e-mail, hotline or SMS alerts when motion is detected, click Invoke to Send Alerts in the
Camera Configure (F9) dialog box. You can select specific cameras for this application or click
the Finger button to apply the setting to all the cameras. See Figure 1-11. For related settings,
see, Invok e to Send Alerts and options earlier this chapter.
6.
To receive notification by e-mail or hotline, select Default Alert Approach and select E-Mail or
Hotline. To receive notification by SMS, select Alternative Alert Approach (SMS). To see how
to set up e-mail server or hotline service, refer to the sections below. To see how to set up SMS
notification, refer to Chapter 10 for more details.
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1.10.1
Configuring Main System
Setting Email Server
To send e-mail notification, you need to first set up your mail server as described below:
1.
In the Send Alerts Approach Setup dialog box (Figure 1-61), enable Default Alert Approach,
select E-Mail and click the Setting button. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-66
2.
In the Mail Setup section, set up the following fields:
 SMTP Sever: Type your mail server’s URL address or IP address.
 E-Mail From: Type the sender’s e-mail address.
 E-Mail To: Type recipients’ e-mail addresses. For multiple recipients, add a semicolon
between each e-mail address.
 Charset: Select the character set for outgoing e-mails.
 Subject: Type a subject that comes with the alert message.
3.
Click the Test Mail Account button to send a test e-mail and see whether the setup is correct. If
the connection attempt fails, you may also need to check the settings of SMTP Mail Server
requires authentication and SMTP Server described below.
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Other options on the E-Mail dialog box:
[Attach Image Setup] Select Attach to include up to 6 snapshots in the e-mail. The image format and
size are selectable from drop-down lists.
[Email-Alerts Setup] Specify the time interval between e-mail alerts. This option can prevent e-mails
from being sent frequently. The default interval is 5 minutes (configurable from 0 to 60 minutes). For
example, if motion lasts for more than 15 minutes, it means that you will receive 3 e-mails at least. If
motion lasts for less than 5 minutes, you will receive one e-mail only.
[SMTP Mail Server requires authentication] If the SMTP mail server needs authentication for login,
select this option and type your account name and password.
[SMTP Server] Keep the default port 25 which is common for most SMTP servers. However webmail
providers such as Yahoo and Hotmail generally use different SMTP port. In this case, check your
e-mail provider for the SMTP port number. Select SSL if your e-mail server requires the SSL
authentication for connection.
[Domain Name from DDNS] This option generates URL links for remote video playback in the sent
e-mails. For this function to work, enter the fixed IP address or domain name of the GV-System, and
enable WebCam Server.
[E-mail in Text Mode] W hen WebCam Server is enabled, your e-mail alert will be sent in HTML
format. If you want to send the e-mail alert in pure text format, select this option.
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Configuring Main System
Setting Hotline Services
When events occur, you can receive notification by a text or voice message through pagers or
telephones.
1.
In the Send Alerts Approach Setup dialog box (Figure 1-61), enable Default Alert Approach,
select Hotline and click the Setting button. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-67
[Modem Setup] Select the dialup modem installed on the computer of the GV-System, and the COM
port that is connected. Click the Detect button to test the connection with the modem.
Note: Internal modems (PCI or ISA) are not recommended.
[Hotline Alert x] The event can be set to trigger up to 3 units of telephones and pagers. A text
message may be sent to the pager.
Enter the telephone number
Enter the text message
Figure 1-68
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1.
In the Dial HotLine drop-down list, type the telephone or pager number.
2.
Select Activate.
3.
Select Attach Text Message and type the text messages to be sent to a pager.
4.
The system allows you to send a custom sound file to the telephone. For this operation a
microphone must be installed on the computer of the GV-System. To record a sound file, follow
these steps:
a.
Click the Rec button. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-69
b.
Click the Record button to start recording. Speak the message script clearly to the
microphone. Click Stop button when it is done.
c.
Click the Play button to listen to the recording. To save this sound file, click File, select Save
as, and then click the Change button. This Sound Selection dialog box appears.
Figu re 1- 7 0
d.
Select PCM 8,000 Hz, 8-bit Mono, the only format supported for this feature, and then click
OK.
5.
To find a sound file, click the Browse button to locate the file. Add the path of the file to the field,
and the file will be sent with the telephone calls.
[Hotline Option] Specify the interval between hotline alerts. The option is useful for the frequent event
occurrence by which any event triggers during the interval period will be ignored.
[Hotline Attach Audio Message] Specify how many times to repeat the audio message when a
telephone call is made to you.
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Configuring Main System
PTZ Control
With the PTZ control panel, you can control PTZ functions, e.g. pan, tilt, zoom, focus and preset points.
This control panel will not appear, unless at least one PTZ camera is connected to the system.
Adding a PTZ Camera
For the IP Camera, skip steps 1 to 3 and start from the step 4.
1.
Click Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), select Accessories, select PTZ Device and select
Add / Remove PTZ. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-71
2.
Select the brand of your camera, and click the
button.
3.
Click OK and restart the GV-System.
4.
Click Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), select Accessories, select PTZ Device and select
PTZ Device Setup. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-72
5.
For an IP camera, select the brand name from the drop-down list and click OK.
6.
For an analog camera:
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A、 Select the brand name from the drop-down list, click the
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button.
B、 Select Active. Note that without this step the PTZ camera will not be added to the system.
C、 Click OK.
PTZ Control Panel
After the PTZ cameras are added to the system, you should now see the PTZ Control button
on the screen. Click the button to bring out the on-screen control panel, shown as follows:
PTZ Switch
Close
Pan/Tilt Control
Zoom Control
Focus Control
Iris Control
Option
Preset Switch Panel
Figure 1-73

PTZ Switch: Changes the PTZ model to be controlled.

Close: Exits the control panel.

Pan/Tilt Control: Allows the PTZ to pan and tilt to any angle.

Zoom Control: Allows the PTZ to zoom in or out.

Focus Control: Adjusts the camera focus.

Iris Control: Adjusts the camera iris. The iris Control buttons are only available for GV-IP
Speed Dome.

Option: Moves the PTZ to a preset point by clicking the preset number. Functions included in
the Option may be different in terms of PTZ models. Consult the manual of the connec ted PTZ
model.

Preset Switch Panel: You can also enter a preset number using the onscreen keypad
displayed.
For the supported PTZ models, see Appendix B.
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Configuring Main System
Mapping PTZ Cameras
This option assigns a PTZ camera to its corresponding camera channel for either the local or the
remote applications. You must first make sure PTZ Device Setup in the PTZ Control section of the
System Configure dialog box is selected.

For local applications, see Auto Switching PTZ Control Panels and PTZ Automation later.

For remote applications, this option will let you control PTZ cameras through the WebCam or
Center V2 server.
1.
Click the Configure button (No.14, Figure 1-2), point to Accessories, select PTZ Device and
select Camera Mapping PTZ Dome. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-74 Camera Mapping Setup
2.
Select a camera channel from the Camera drop-down list.
3.
Select the PTZ model connected to the selected channel from the Device drop-down list.
4.
If you have two identical PTZ cameras set in the system, you may use the Address drop-down list
to choose the one with the correct address. Up to 64 addresses can be supported.
5.
For the PTZ Inactivity settings, see PTZ Idle Protection later.
6.
Click OK to apply the settings.
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Configuring Main System
PTZ Idle Protection
When the PTZ remains stationary for a certain time, the PTZ can automatically activate the scan mode,
move to the designated preset point, or start the preset tour.
1.
In the Camera Mapping Setup dialog box (Figure 1-74), select PTZ Inactivity.
2.
Set the idle time after which to start the protection mode.
3.
Select Auto, Preset, Multi Position Tour or Tour Schedule as protection mode.
Setting Multi Position Tour
You can create a PTZ tour with up to 64 preset points. Note the number of preset points depends on
your PTZ capacity.
1.
Select Multi Position Tour on the Camera Mapping Setup dialog box (Figure 1-71), and click the
Setting button. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-75
2.
Select a Preset as a start point.
3.
Set the Dwell Time that the PTZ will remain in a preset.
4.
Click Add and repeat Steps 2-3 to build more points in the tour.
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Setting Tour Schedule
When the PTZ camera remains stationary for a certain time, the camera will start the defined
behaviors, such as activating the auto pan or returning the designated preset, in the defined time
frames.
1.
Select Tour Schedule on the Camera Mapping Setup dialog box (Figure 1-74), and click the
Setting button. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-76
2.
Select Span 1, specify a period of time, and select a camera behavior to be activated during the
defined time period.
3.
Set another span.
4.
If you want to apply a different setting to weekends, select Weekend Apply and select a camera
behavior. And define whether the weekend includes Saturday or not.
5.
Click OK to apply the settings.
Note: It is required to set more than one span so that a specified camera behavior will only run in the
defined time frame. Otherwise, you can select the Auto, Preset or Multi Position Tour option (see
Figure 1-71) to configure the idle protection.
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1.11.3
Configuring Main System
Auto Switching PTZ Control Panels
The function allows the corresponding PTZ control panels to be called up automatically when you
switch to different PTZ camera screens. To enable the function, follow the steps below:
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to Accessories, select PTZ Device, and
then select Auto PTZ Panel Switch. The Camera Mapping Setup dialog box appears.
2.
Select the corresponding camera channel, device model and hardware address for each PTZ
camera. For details, see Mapping PTZ Camera earlier.
3.
Click OK. W hen you change the channel, the corresponding PTZ control panel will appear on the
screen.
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1.11.4
Configuring Main System
PTZ Automation
Other than the PTZ control panel, you can display a Visual PTZ Control Panel on the image.
Figure 1-77
1.
To control the PTZ, you must map one channel to the PTZ camera first. For details, see Mapping
PTZ Cameras earlier in this chapter.
2.
To access the Visual PTZ Control Panel click on the desired Camera Name on the top left corner
of every channel, and select PTZ Automation. A separate PTZ control window appears.
3.
To change the panel settings, click the green PTZ button on the top left corner of the PTZ control
window to have these options:
[PTZ Control Type]

Fixed Direction Move: In this mode, the dome view can only be moved to the eight directi ons
(north, south, east, west, northeast, northwest, southeast and southwest). To move the
camera view, click and hold on to the dotted red line further from the panel. The round panel
appears when moving the mouse to the live view.

Random Move: In this mode, you can move the camera view to any direction. Click any
place on the live view for the panel to appear, and right-click for the panel to hide. To move
the camera view, click and hold on to a desired direction. Click further for the camera view to
move faster.

Center Move: In this mode, you can zoom in and out using the mouse scroll or by drawing a
block directly on the live view.
Note: The Center Move mode is only for GV-SD220.
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[Configure]

Set Color: Changes the color of the panel. Three kinds of colors are available: Red, Green
and Blue.

Transparent Degree: Adjusts the transparency level of the panel. Ten levels range from 10%
(fully transparent) to 100% (fully opaque).
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1.12
Configuring Main System
Pop-up Live Video
The live video can pop up immediately for alert whenever motion detection and alarm occurs. To set up,
click the Configure button (No.14, Figure 1-2), point to Video Analysis, and then select Camera
Popup Setting. This brings up the following Camera Popup Setting dialog box.
Figure 1-78

Dwell Time: Specify the amount of time a pop-up live video to remain in the foreground.

Interrupt Interval: Specify the interval between live video pop-ups. This feature is useful when
several cameras are activated for a pop-up alert at the same time.

Camera Motion Invoke: Choose which camera you wish to have auto pop-up upon motion
detection.

Input Invoke: Select an input module and number using arrow buttons, select this option and
assign a camera to the input device. W henever the input is triggered, the live video of the
assigned camera will pop up.

The Arrow Button: The pop-up live videos appear on the screen when triggered events occur. If
the DSP Spot Monitor function is enabled, you can select if pop-up live videos appear on the
system screen, spot monitor or both. For details on DSP Spot Monitor Controller, see Spot Monitor
Controller in Chapter 11.
Note: You can use the Mask Filter function in the Camera Configure dialog box (Figure 1-8) to mask
off certain areas of the camera image that you don’t want to detect motion.
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Configuring Main System
Video Noise Solutions
The system provides these solutions for video/audio noise:

Noise Tolerance for motion detection and advanced motion detection

Noise Detection to Reduce File Size for round-the-clock recording

Noise Filter to filter out video and audio noise
1.13.1
Noise Tolerance
Designed for motion detection, the noise tolerance feature reduces false alarms and unwanted
recordings caused by weather or light changes. The level of noise tolerance can be adjusted.
Note: The noise tolerance function will not change video quality.
Setting Up for Motion Detection
Figu re 1- 7 9
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Configuring Main System
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to System Configure, and select Camera
Configure. A dialog box appears.
2.
To set the recording mode to motion detection, enable Rec. Video, and select Motion Detect
from the drop-down list.
3.
To enable noise tolerance, click the right-arrow button next to Sensitivity in the Motion Detect
section. The Motion Detection Setup dialog box appears.
4.
Select Activate Noise Tolerance and adjust tolerance level. The higher the level, the more
tolerant the system is to video noise. If your surveillance area may produce much video noise, set
the level to High. Conversely, set the level to Low if the surveillance area may produce less video
noise.
5.
Click OK to save the settings.
Setting Up for Advanced Motion Detection
For details, see Advanced Motion Detection in chapter 3.
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Configuring Main System
Noise Detection to Reduce File Size
Designed for the round-the-clock recording, the Noise Detection feature can automatically reduce
recording size on video noise conditions, and restore normal recording size when the disturbing
conditions are over.
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to System Configure, and select Camera
Configure. A dialog box appears.
2.
To set the recording mode to Round-the-Clock, enable Rec Video and select Round-the-clock
from the drop-down list.
3.
Select Apply Advanced Codec Setting and click the
button. This dialog box appears.
Figu re 1- 8 0
4.
Select Noise detection to reduce file size and adjust the Sensitivity level. The higher the value,
the more sensitive the system is to video noise.
5.
Click Apply.
When the option is selected and video noise conditions are detected, you can see the icon
overlaid on the right-bottom corner of recorded videos. So you can easily distinguish the normal- size
segment from reduced-size segment. Note the icon does not appear on live video.
Note: You can also use this function when the recording mode is set to Motion Detection.
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Configuring Main System
Noise Filter
The Noise Filter function can remove video and audio noise from live view. The video denoising can
reduce file size and improve image quality, while the audio denoising can maximize the sound quality.
Filtering Out Video Noise
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to Video Analysis and select Video
Lowpass Filter Setting. This dialog box appears.
Figu re 1- 8 1
2.
Select the desired channels to be filtered out video noises, and click OK. The video noises from
the selected channels are reduced, and file sizes are decreased too.
Filtering Out Audio Noise
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to A/V Setting, and select Audio Settings.
A dialog box appears.
2.
Select the desired channels to be filtered out audio noise, select Wave Out De-Noise, and click
OK. The audio noises of the selected channels are reduced.
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1.14
Configuring Main System
Picture-in-Picture View
With the Picture in Picture (PIP) view, you can crop the video to get a close-up view or zoom in on the
video. This function is useful for megapixel resolution that provides clear and detailed images of the
surveillance area.
1.
Click the desired camera name and select PIP View.
2.
The screen automatically switches to one division, and an inset window of the camera view
appears in the bottom right corner.
Inset w indow
Figure 1-82
3.
Double-click the inset window. A hand icon appears.
4.
Click the inset window. A navigation box appears.
Figure 1-83
5.
Move the navigation box around in the inset window to have a close-up view of the selected area.
6.
To adjust the navigation box size, move the cursor to any of the box corners, enlarge or diminish
the box.
7.
To change the frame color of the navigation box, right-click the image, select Mega Pixel Setting,
and select Set Color of Focus Area.
8.
To exit the PIP view, click the camera name and click PIP View again.
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Configuring Main System
Picture-and-Picture View
With the Picture and Picture (PAP) view, you can create a split video effect with multiple close-up
views on the image. A total of 7 close-up views can be defined. This function is useful for megapixel
resolution that provides clear, detailed images of the surveillance area.
1.
Click the desired camera name on the screen, and select PAP View.
2.
The screen automatically switches to one division, and a row of three inset windows appears on
the bottom of the screen.
Figure 1-84
3.
Draw a navigation box on the image, and this selected area is immediately reflected in one inset
window. Up to seven navigation boxes can be drawn on the image.
4.
To adjust a navigation box size, move the cursor to any of the box corners, enlarge or diminish the
box.
5.
To move a navigation box to another area on the image, drag it to that area.
6.
To change the frame color of the navigation box, right-click the image, select Mega Pixel Setting
and click Set Color of Focus Area.
7.
To hide the navigation box on the image, right-click the image, select Mega Pixel Setting and
click Display Focus Area of PAP Mode.
8.
To delete a navigation box, right-click the desired box, select Focus Area of PAP Mode and
select Delete.
9.
To exit the PAP view, click the camera name and select PAP View again.
10. To add another navigation box when less than seven navigation boxes are drawn, click the
camera name, select PAP View to enter, right-click the image, select Mega Pixel Setting, and
then select Enable Add-Focus-Area-Mode.
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Configuring Main System
Shortcuts
You can create up to 20 shortcuts on the main screen to a program or file.
1.
Run Fast Backup & Restore Main System from the Windows Start menu. The Fast Backup &
Restore MultiCam System window appears.
2.
Click the Customize Logo and Button button, select DVR, and then select User Define Setting.
This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-85
3.
Click the Add button. This dialog box appears.
Figure 1-86

Application: Names the desired application to be pointed to.

File: Assigns the path to the desired application.

Parameter: Sets the command information for the application.
4.
Click OK to save all the configurations.
5.
Run the Main System. The shortcut button
appears.
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1.17
Configuring Main System
Touch Screen Support
The GV-System offers three types of control panels with touch screen support: PTZ Control Panel, I/O
Control Panel and Touch Screen Panel.
1.17.1
PTZ and I/O Control Panel
This feature gives you the option of a large PTZ and I/O control panel with touch screen support. To
open the panel, click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to Accessories, select PTZ
Device, select PTZ/IO Panel, and select Large.
Figure 1-87
1.17.2
Touch Screen Panel
The touch screen panel allows you to switch to ViewLog and full screen by the touch of a finger. To
open the panel, follow the steps below:
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to Tools, select Tool Kit, point to Touch
Screen Panel and then select Panel Setup to display the following window.
Figu re 1- 8 8
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[Activate]

Activate when enter Full-Screen Mode only: Launches automatically the panel when the
full screen view is applied.

Always Active: Always displays the panel on the screen.
[Layout] Choose a vertical or horizontal panel.
2.
Click OK to save the above settings.
3.
An information window indicating date, time, and storage space will appear at the upper left corner
of the screen. Right-click it to open the touch panel as shown below.
4
1
5
6
Figure 1-8 9
No. Name
Description
1
Indicator
Indicates date, time and storage space.
2
ViewLog
Opens the ViewLog.
3
Full Screen
Switches to a full screen.
4
Login / Change User
Switches users to log in the GV-System.
5
System Log
Opens the System Log.
6
Close MultiCam
Closes the GV-System.
Note: You can move the touch screen panel anywhere on the screen by dragging it.
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Configuring Main System
System Tools
1.18.1
Hard Disk Calculator
Before actual recording, the Hard Disk Calculator allows you to know the required hard disk space and
frame size for different types of codec and quality.
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to A/V Setting, select Video Attributes,
and then click Advanced. The Advanced Video Attributes dialog box appears.
2.
Click the HDD Calculator button at the right bottom. The HDD Calculator dialog box appears.
Figu re 1- 9 0

Select Camera: Select cameras to be used for recording.

Select Video Compression Codec: Check the desired codec(s) to be used for recording.
You can choose more than one codec to compare their performance.

Software Compression: Check the desired codec(s) to be used for recording. You can
choose more than one codec for performance comparison. This option appears dimmed
when GV-3008 or GV-4008 is installed.

Hardware Compression: Check the desired codec(s) to be used for recording. This
option is available when GV-3008 or GV-4008 is installed.

Select Recording Quality: Check the desired quality value(s) for recording. You can choose
more than one quality value for comparison.
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Configuring Main System
Set Test Time: The system will process a real-time test recording based on the time you set.
For example, if you enter 24 hours here, it will take more than one day to do the test recording.
So avoid entering the longer test time to save you time.

3.
Set Expected Recording Time: Enter the time you wish for recording.
Click the Calculate tab to see the result.
Note:
1.
A calculation difference by  5 % from actual disk usage is expected.
2.
The video attribute settings will effect the hard disk calculation.
3.
This function is not available to the IP cameras.
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Configuring Main System
Colorful Mode
You can enhance the coloring of live video to have more vivid and saturated images. Note this function
does not affect the original files.
For the users of GV-600A, GV-600B, GV-600(S), GV-650A, GV-650B, GV-650(S), GV-800A,
GV-800B, GV-800(S), GV-804A, GV-900A, GV-4008, GV-4008A, GV-5016 or GV-SDI-204 Card:
1.
Click the Configure button (No.14, Figure 1-2), select System Configure, select General Setting,
select Apply Directdraw Scale in the Display dialog box, and restart the Main System.
2.
Click the Configure button, select Tools, select DirectDraw Configuration and select Use
Colorful Mode. Then restart the Main System for the mode to take effect.
For the users of GV-1120, GV-1120A, GV-1120B, GV-1240, GV-1240A, GV-1240B, GV-1480,
GV-1480A GV-1480B,or GV-3008 Card:
1.
Click the Configure button (No.14, Figure 1-2), select System Configure, select General Setting,
select Apply Directdraw Scale in the Display dialog box, and restart the Main System.
2.
Click the Configure button, select Tools, select DirectDraw Configuration and select Use
Colorful Mode. Then restart the Main System.
3.
Click the Configure button, select A/V Setting, clear the selection of DSP Overlay, and restart
the Main System for the colorful mode to take effect.
Note: The Colorful Mode can be applied to any connected channels of IP devices directly by
selecting Use Colorful Mode and then restarting the Main System.
1.18.3
Stopping Video Lost Watchdog
When the video signal is weak, the software watchdog will try to recover the lost video by restarting the
system and even rebooting the computer. By default, the video lost watchdog is enabled.
To disable this feature, click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2) , point to Tools, select Video
Signal Diagnostic, and select Disable Video Signal Weak Watchdog.
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Configuring Main System
Deactivating Video Lost Beep
To stop a beep noise when any of videos lost, click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to
Tools, select Video Signal Diagnostic, and select Disable Video Lost Beep.
1.18.5
Fast Key Lockup
If you wish not to use certain fast keys and do not want them to interfere with the keyboard use, you
can disable the fast key functions.
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to Tools, select Tool Kit, and then select
Fast Key Lock Setup. This dialog box appear s .
Figure 1-91
2.
Check Lock Sensitive Fast Key, and check the fast keys you want to disable. To restore the fast
keys, uncheck them again.
3.
Click OK to apply your settings.
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Configuring Main System
Fast Key Reference
This option lets you view the fast key windows of Main System and PTZ Control, giving you an instant
reference. Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to Tools, select Tool Kit, and then
select Fast Key List to display the fast key table of Main System. Click Next to display the table of
PTZ Control.
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Configuring Main System
Memory Limit
The GV-System can automatically warn you on high memory usage to prevent system instability. The
memory monitoring and warning function requires your system to be Windows XP SP1 or later.
The memory limit of GV-System or Main System is as listed below:

For users of 32-bit W indows, the memory limit is 1.7 GB.

For users of 64-bit W indows, the memory limit is 1.7 GB with 2 GB RAM and 3 GB with 4 GB
RAM.
When the memory usage of the GV-System exceeds the limit, the warning message will pop up. The
system can become unstable if the high memory persists. To reduce memory usage, you can close
one or more of these applications: connection to IP video devices, Video Analysis, Advanced Video
Analysis and Pre-Record by Memory. The system will check the memory usage of the GV-system
every 60 minutes.
To disable the memory warning function, click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), click Tools,
select Memory Usage, select Hide Warning Message, and click OK.
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1.18.8
Version Information
To know which version of GV-System you have, click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point
to Tools, and then select Version Information.
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Hybrid and NVR Solution ............................112
2.1 Guardian Security Solutions IP Video
Products................................................................ 112
2.2
Dongle Requirement.............................................................................. 113
2.3
Hybrid Solution Description ................................................................. 114
2.4
NVR Solution Description ..................................................................... 115
2.5
IP Channel Setup ................................................................................... 116
2.5.1 Adding Cameras Manuall y ................................................................................... 117
2.5.2 Scanning Camer a ................................................................................................ 119
2.5.3 Automatic Setup................................................................................................... 120
2.5.4 Customizing IP Camera Settings ......................................................................... 121
2.6
PTZ IP Camera ....................................................................................... 123
2.7
RTSP Connection .................................................................................. 124
2.8
ONVIF & PSIA Connection .................................................................... 126
2.9
Camera Mapping Using GV IP Device Utility ....................................... 127
2.10
Economic Mode ................................................................................... 129
2.11
On Demand Display ............................................................................. 132
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Hybrid and NVR Solution
To implement IP video surveillance, Guardian Security Solutions provides the two solutions:

Hybrid Solution: Integrates analog videos with digital videos from IP video devices.

NVR Solution: A software-based system GV-NVR without requiring a video capture card.
Both Hybrid and NVR Solutions come with 32 free IP channels when connecting to Guardian Security
Solutions IP video devices.
Guardian Security Solutions’s Hybrid and NVR solutions support not only Guardian Security
Solutions’s own IP video products but also products from other leading manufacturers. For the
supported IP devices, refer to the Supported IP
Note: GV-250 Card does not support the Hybrid solution.
2.1
Guardian Security Solutions IP Video Products
Guardian Security Solutions offers a comprehensive line of IP video products:

GV-IP Camera: GV-IPCAM H.264 series cameras, including Box Camera, Mini Fixed Dome,
Bullet Camera, PTZ Camera, PT Camera, Vandal Proof IP Dome, Fixed IP Dome, Cube Camera
and Fisheye Camera.

GV-Video Server: Converts up to 1, 2 or 4 analog camera(s) into IP camera(s).

GV-Compact DVR: Converts up to 4 or 8 analog cameras into IP cameras.

GV-NVR: A complete software-based solution for IP video surveillance.
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Dongle Requirement
To perform third-party IP devices with the Hybrid or NVR soltuion, you will need a NVR dongle to run
the GV-System. There are two types of dongles: internal dongle with hardware watchdog function and
external dongle.

The dongle options include: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32 IP channels.
It is required to install drivers from the Software DVD for the NVR dongle to work.
See USB Dongle Required for IP Device Application in Appendix A.
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Hybrid Solution Description
1.
Specifications of the Hybrid solution. The Hybrid solution integrates analog videos with digital
videos from IP video devices with the limit of 32 channels in total. The Hybrid solution allows you
to connect up to 32 IP channels from Guardian Security Solutions IP devices for free.
For example:
Number of analog channels + up to 32 free GV IP channels <= 32 channels.
2.
Connection of third-party IP devices to GV-System. To implement the Hybrid solution with
third-party IP video devices, you will need a NVR Dongle.

The dongle options include: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32 IP
channel(s).
In this case, the total number of channels for your Hybrid system is: Number of analog channels
(+ up to 32 free GV IP channels) + Number of channels in your NVR Dongle <= 32 channels.
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NVR Solution Description
1.
Specifications of the NVR solution: The NVR solution supports up to 32 IP channels. It allows
you to connect up to 32 IP channels from Guardian Security Solutions IP devices for free.
2.
Connection of third-party IP devices to GV-NVR. To implement the GV-NVR solution with
third-party IP video devices, you need a NVR Dongle.
 Dongle options include: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32 IP
channel(s).
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Hybrid and NVR Solution
IP Channel Setup
There are many ways to set up IP cameras in the system and the setup procedures may vary slightly
among IP camera, video server and compact DVR. Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2),
select System Configure, select Camera Install and click IP Camera Install. This dialog box
appears.
Figure 2-1

To automatically set up an IP camera, click Scan Camera to detect any IP cameras on the same
LAN.

To manually set up an IP camera, click Add Camera.

To import IP cameras from the GV-IP Device Utility, click Import Camera.

To map IP devices through the GV IP Device Utility, click IP Device Utility.

To add all IP cameras within an IP address range, click Automatic Setup.
To see more details on importing and mapping cameras using GV-IP Device Utility, refer to Camera
Mapping Using GV-IP Device Utility later in this chapter. For the other methods, refer to the sections
below.
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2.5.1 Adding Cameras Manually
An example of manual setup is described below.
1.
Click Add Camera. This dialog box appears.
Figure 2-2
2.
Type the IP address, username and password of the IP camera. Modify the default HTTP port 80 if
necessary.
3.
Select a camera brand and model name from the Brand and Device drop-down lists respectively.
This dialog box appears.
Figure 2-3
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The options in the dialog box may vary depending on camera brands.
 Dual Stream: Sets the main stream to H.264 and the sub stream to MPEG4 for GV-IP
cameras. To see the firmware versions that support this function and the default resolutions
after the camera is added, refer to Appendix I.
 Camera list: Select a camera number.
 Port: Video streaming port number.
 Stream number: You may have the option of single or dual streaming depending on camera
models.
 Codec Type: You may have different codec options depending on camera models. If the
selected camera supports dual streaming, the preview codec and recording codec can be set
differently.
 Resolution: You may select the different resolutions for preview and recording.
5.
Click Apply. The IP camera is added to the list.
6.
Right-click the camera and select Display position to map the IP camera to a channel on the
GV-System.
Figure 2-4
7.
The Status column now should display “Connected”. Click OK.
To customize camera settings such as codec and frame rate, right-click the camera to see the list of
options. See Customizing IP Camera Settings section below for more details.
Tips: You can access the configuration interface of the connected IP device by right-clicking the IP
device and selecting Remote Camera Setting.
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2.5.2 Scanning Camera
You can add camera by scanning for cameras in the LAN.
1.
Click Scan Camera. A dialog box appears.
2.
Click the Start Scan button. IP devices detected are displayed.
Figure 2-5
3.
Double-click a device.
4.
The username and password are set to admin by default. If the camera does not use the default
settings, a dialog box will appear for you to type the correct username and password.
5.
Follow steps 4-8 in the Adding Cameras Manually section above.
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2.5.3 Automatic Setup
Using Automatic Setup, you can add all Guardian Security Solutions and third-party IP cameras
within an IP address range.
1.
Click Automatic Setup. A dialog box appears.
Figure 2-6
2.
Type a Starting IP address and specify the number of addresses in the IP pool to include. In
the case of the figure above, IP devices using IP address between 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.10
will be added.
3.
Click OK.
GV-System will automatically try to establish connection with IP devices within the defined IP range.
The username and password are set to admin by default. If the camera does not use the default
settings, the status will be displayed as “Connecting.” To change the login settings, right-click the
camera and click Disconnect Camera. Right-click the camera again and click Change Setting to
modify the username and password.
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2.5.4 Customizing IP Camera Settings
To configure IP camera settings such as frame rate, codec type and resolution, right-click the desired
camera to see the following list of options:
Figure 2-7
 Change Setting: Changes the IP address, port number, username and password of the camera.
Only available when the IP camera is disconnec ted.
 Change Resolution: Changes the display ratio, live view resolution and record resolution.
 Remote Camera Setting: Accesses the configuration interface of the connected IP device.
 Duplicate Camera: Duplicates camera settings to quickly add multiple cameras of the same
model. You can choose to use the same IP address but different port numbers or use the same
port number but different IP addresses for each duplicated camera. Only available when the IP
camera is disconnected.
 Network Time Out: W hen network disconnection exceeds the specified time period, the camera
status will be displayed as Connection Lost.
 On Demand Display: Enables automatic adjustment of live view resolution. See the On Demand
Display section later in this chapter for more detail s.
 Change Live View Codec: Changes the live view codec.
 Change Record Codec: Changes the recording codec.
 Frames to keep in live view buffer: Specifies the number of frames to keep in the live view
buffer.
 Record Stream Type: Specifies whether to record in standard or Guardian Security
Solutions type of JPEG, MPEG4, H.264 codec.
 GIS Setting: Records the video with the GPS data. To record the GPS data, remember to also
enable the GIS function of the GV-System (Configure button < Accessories < Enable Local GIS).
 Automatically Adjust DST: If enabled, the time on the GV-IP device W eb interface will be
synchronized with the time of the GV-System when DST period starts or ends on the GV-System.
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After a display position is assigned and the camera becomes connected, you can also access the
following options:
Figure 2-8
 Live-view frame rate control (Sub stream): Sets the live view frame rate of the sub stream to
help reduce the CPU usage. If you have set the live view codec to be JPEG, select the number of
frames to allow in a second. If the live view codec selected is MPEG4 or H.264, select one of the
following options:
 Maximum Live-view Frame Rate: View the video at the maximum frame rate possible.
 Live-view Key Frame only: You can choose to view the key frames of the videos only instead
of all frames on the live view. This option is related to the GOP setting of the IP camera. For
example, if the GOP value is set to 30, there is only one key frame among 30 frames.
 Live-view frame rate control (Main stream): Sets the live view frame rate of the main stream
with higher resolution when On Demand function is enabled. Refer to Live-view frame rate control
above to see the options available.
 Image Orientation: You can adjust the image orientation by selecting Normal, Horizontal Mirror,
Vertical Flip or Rotate 180.
Note:
1.
Some options are not available for GV-Fisheye Cameras.
2.
When CPU loading is high, selecting Live-View Key Frame Only can reduce CPU loading by
jumping from key frame to key frame and dropping the non-key frames in between. W hen CPU
performance is poor or live view display is slow, select Frames to keep in live view buffer to
reduce the number of frames kept in buffer and achieve a real-time appearance by dropping
frames. These settings do not affect the frame rate of the recorded videos.
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PTZ IP Camera
To set up the IP camera with PTZ functions, follow these steps:
1.
To add the PTZ IP camera to the system, follow the steps in Adding IP Video Sources above.
2.
To open the PTZ control panel and perform the PTZ functions, follow the steps in PTZ Control in
Chapter 1.
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RTSP Connection
You can add an IP camera to the GV-System by using the RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) if
this protocol is supported by your IP camera.
Note: The RTSP is a protocol that allows you to access video streams by using the compatible media
players like W indows Media Player or equivalent software like GV-System.
1.
Click the Configure button (No.14, Figure 1-2), select System Configure, select Camera Install
and click IP Camera Install.
2.
Click the Add Camera button to manually add an IP camera. The Select Brand dialog box
appears.
3.
Type the IP address, username and password of the IP camera. Modify the default HTTP port if
necessary.
4.
Select Protocol from the Brand drop-down list.
5.
Select the protocol that is supported by your IP camera from the Device drop-down list.
Figure 2-9
 GV_HTTP_SDK_RTSP: This option is for Guardian Security Solutions SDK users. The RTSP
protocol uses a
HTTP port for data streaming from the IP camera.
 RTSP over HTTP: The RTSP protocol uses a HTTP port for data streaming from the IP
camera.
 RTSP over TCP: The RTSP protocol uses a TCP port for data streaming from the IP camera.
 RTSP over UDP: The RTSP protocol uses an UDP port for data streaming from the IP
camera.
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On the RTSP Command dialog box, enter the RTSP link address. For the RTSP command,
consult the documentation of your IP camera. For instance:
7.

For an AXIS IP camera, enter RTSP://<IP of the IP camera>/<codec>/media.amp

For a HIKVISION IP camera, enter RTSP://us er nam e:pas s wor [email protected] < IP of the IP Camera>
Click OK. The IP camera is added to the list.
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ONVIF & PSIA Connection
The GV-System is compatible with all other IP video devices using ONVIF and PSIA standards. The
ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) specification and PSIA (Physical Security
Interoperability Alliance) specification are global standards created to ensure network video products
from different manufacturers are compatible with each other.
1.
Click the Configure button (No.14, Figure 1-2), select System Configure, select Camera Install,
and select IP Camera Install.
2.
Click Add Camera, and type the camera’s Server IP, Username, and Password.
3.
From the Brand drop-down list, select Protocol.
4.
From the Device drop-down list, select ONVIF or PSIA according to your camera’s compatibility.
Select either one if the camera supports both standar ds .
Figure 2-10
5.
A dialog box appears after the system confirms that the camera is ONVIF/PSIA compatible. Click
Query.
6.
After the camera is located, click Apply.
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Camera Mapping Using GV IP Device
Utility
The GV IP Device Utility program can search and manage all the available IP devices on the same
LAN, making it time-effective to map the connected IP cameras to channels. For convenient
management, you can also save one or multiple sets of configurations and apply them according to
your needs.
To set up multiple IP cameras using GV IP Device Utility:
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), select System Configure, select Camera
Install, and select IP Camera Install. The IP Device Setup dialog box appears.
Figure 2-11
2.
In the IP Device Setup dialog box, select IP Device Utility. This window appears. All the
available IP cameras on the LAN are detected and listed in the window.
Figure 2-12
3.
To map the desired IP camera to a channel, drag the IP camera from the Camera List to the
desired channel number in the Dispatch Pattern section.
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By default, the login username and password for the IP camera both are set to admin. If the
added IP camera does not use the default settings, you need to right-click the IP camera in the
Dispatch Pattern section and select Login User Information to modify its login information.
5.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to map more IP cameras.
6.
To create another set of the IP camera mapping settings, click the Add button on the Dispatch
Pattern toolbar. A new tab (NVR2) is created.
Figure 2-13
7.
When you finish selecting the IP cameras, export the IP camera mapping settings.
A. Select the tab of the IP camera mapping settings (NVR1, 2, 3,…) you want to apply and click
the Export button on the Dispatch Pattern toolbar. The Save As dialog box appears.
B. Specify the file name (.ipcd) and the storage path of the IP camera mapping settings.
C. To export more sets of IP camera mapping settings, repeat the steps above.
8.
Import the IP camera mapping settings into the GV-System.
A. Close the GV IP Device Utility window, return to the IP Device Setup dialog box and select
Import Camera.
Figure 2-14
9.
Locate the storage path of the IP camera mapping settings you want to import and click OK. The
settings are updated to the GV-System.
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Economic Mode
The economic mode helps you reduce the disk space needed to store videos from IP video devices.
Once the economic mode is enabled, you can choose to record key frames only or at a lower frame
rate when no motion is detected or when I/O devices are not triggered. This can significantly reduce
the file size of the recorded events.
Note: The Economic Mode can only be applied to IP cameras.
To set up the economic mode:
1.
Click the Configure button (No.14, Figure 1-2), select System Configure, and select Camera
Configure.
2.
Select an IP camera under Camera Name.
3.
Under the Rec Control section, click the
button after Frames/Sec. This dialog box appears.
Figure 2-15
4.
Select Enable Economic Mode to enable the economic mode.
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Under the Economic Frame Rate Setting section, configure the frame rate settings for the
incoming IP video compressed with JPEG, MPEG or H264 codec.

To configure the frame rate setting for the IP video compressed with JPEG:
A.
Select JPEG.
B.
Specify the number of frame rates per second for different situations: when motion is
detected (the Max. Recording Frame Rate of Motion option), when I/O devices are
triggered (the Max. Recording Frame Rate of I/O Trigger option), when no motion is
detected or when no I/O devices are triggered (the Max. Recording Frame Rate of
Non-Motion or Non-I/O Trigger option).

To configure the frame rate setting for the IP video compressed with MPEG or H.264:
A.
Select MPEG_H264.
B.
Select to record in the maximum frame rate or record key frames only for different
situations: when motion is detected (the Max. Recording Frame Rate of Motion
option), when I/O devices are triggered (the Max. Recording Frame Rate of I/O
Trigger option), when no motion is detected or when no I/O devices are triggered (the
Max. Recording Frame Rate of Non-Motion or Non-I/O Trigger option).
6.
Under the Motion and I/O Trigger Setting section, select one of the following options to specify
the conditions to begin recording according to the Economic Frame Rate Setting you set in Step 5.

Motion and I/O (Motion First): The video images will be recorded according to your
selection under the Economic Frame Rate Setting section when motion is detected or
when the I/O device is triggered. However, when both motion detection and I/O trigger
occur at the same time, the frame rate setting of motion detection will override the frame
rate setting of I/O trigger.

Motion and I/O (I/O First): The video images will be recorded according to your selection
under the Economic Frame Rate Setting section when motion is detected or when I/O
devices are triggered. However, when both motion detection and I/O trigger occur at the
same time, the frame rate setting of I/O trigger will override the frame rate setting of motion
detection.

Motion Only: W hen motion is detected, the video images will be recorded according to
your selection in Max. Recording Frame Rate of Motion.

I/O Only: W hen I/O devices are triggered, the video images will be recorded according to
your selection in Max. Recording Frame Rate of I/O Trigger.
7.
Click OK to apply the settings and select Start All Monitoring to run the application.
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Note:
1.
The Max. Recording Frame Rate of Non-Motion or Non-I/O option is only available when the
camera is set to the Round-the-Clock recording mode.
2.
The Max. Recording Frame Rate is subject to each camera’s maximum frame rate.
3.
When the video is recorded using JPEG compression method, every frame is a key frame.
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On Demand Display
For cameras that support dual streaming with different resolutions, you can select the On Demand
Display option to enable automatic adjustment of live view resolution. This option produces good
image quality without causing high CPU usage.
You will need to set one video streaming of the camera to be higher than the other streaming. The
system will switch to the higher resolution streaming when using view modes that require higher
quality images, such as single view or PIP/PAP mode. When watching live view in view modes where
higher resolution does not make a difference, such as a 16-channel screen division, the system will
switch to the lower resolution streaming to reduce CPU usage.
To enable the function:
1.
Make sure the IP camera has been added to the Main System and you have selected Dual
Stream during setup. For details on how to add an IP camera, see IP Channel Setup earlier in
this chapter.
2.
Click the Configure button, select System Configure, select Camera Install and select IP
Camera Install. The IP Device Setup dialog box appears.
3.
Right-click the camera and select On Demand Display.
Figure 2-16
4.
Point to Enable, When View Size Bigger Than, and select a resolution. W hen the resolution
of the camera image on the screen is bigger than or equal to the selected resolution, the
system will switch to the higher resolution streaming.
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Note:
1.
The On Demand Display function is not supported for Privacy Mask, Defog and Stabilizer.
2.
The On Demand Display function is not supported for GV-Fisheye Camera.
3.
If the same resolution has been set for both video streams, the On Demand Display option
will still be visible, but automatic resolution adjustment will not occur.
Application Example
A resolution of 640 x 480 has been selected for the On Demand Display function.
 Higher Resolution Streaming
1152 x 648 = 640 x 480,
higher resolution streaming will be used
Figure 2-17
The camera image in the middle has a resolution of 1152 x 648, so the higher resolution streaming
will be used, because 1152 x 648 is bigger than the selected 640 x 480.
 Lower Resolution Streaming
480 x 270 < 640 x 480,
lower resolution streaming will be used
Figure 2-18
After switching to 16-channel screen division, the resolution for each channel is 480 x 270, which is
smaller than the selected 640 x 480, so the lower resolution streaming will be used.
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Chapter 3
Video Analysis ............................................136
3.1 Object Tracking and Zooming .............................................................. 136
3.1.1
Object Tracking .................................................................................................... 136
3.1.2
Object Zoomi ng .................................................................................................... 143
3.2 Advanced Single Camera Tracking ...................................................... 146
3.3 Digital Object Tracking .......................................................................... 149
3.3.1
Setting Digital Object Tracking ............................................................................. 149
3.3.2
Tracking in PIP View ............................................................................................ 151
3.3.3
Tracking in PAP View ........................................................................................... 152
3.4 Object Counting and Intrusion Alarm .................................................. 153
3.4.1
Object Counti ng ................................................................................................... 154
3.4.2
Intrusion Alarm ..................................................................................................... 156
3.5 Object Index ........................................................................................... 158
3.5.1
Setting Object Index............................................................................................. 158
3.5.2
Viewing Object Index ........................................................................................... 160
3.5.3
Searching Object Index ........................................................................................ 161
3.6 Automatic Video Snapshots ................................................................. 163
3.6.1
Setting Video Snaps hots ...................................................................................... 163
3.6.2
Searching Video Snaps h ots ................................................................................. 165
3.7 Face Detection ....................................................................................... 167
3.8 Face Count ............................................................................................. 169
3.8.1
Installing the Camer a ........................................................................................... 169
3.8.2
Setting Face Count .............................................................................................. 170
3.9 Unattended and Missing Object Detection .......................................... 173
3.10
3.9.1
Detecting Unattended Objects ............................................................................. 173
3.9.2
Detecting Missing Objects ................................................................................... 175
Privacy Mask Protection ..................................................................... 178
3.10.1
Setting a Privacy Mask ...................................................................................... 178
3.10.2
Granting Access Privileges to Recoverable Areas ............................................ 179
3.11 Scene Change Detection ..................................................................... 180
3.12
Panorama View .................................................................................... 182
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3.12.1 Stitching a Panorama View with Overlapping Areas .......................................... 184
3.12.2 Easy Mode with No Overlapping Area ............................................................... 185
3.12.3 Accessing a Panorama View ............................................................................. 188
3.13 Video Defogging .................................................................................. 189
3.14 Video Stabilization ............................................................................... 191
3.15 Wide Angle Lens Dewarping............................................................... 193
3.16 Advanced Motion Detection................................................................ 195
3.17 Crowd Detection .................................................................................. 197
3.18 Advanced Scene Change Detection................................................... 200
3.19 Advanced Unattended Object Detection............................................ 203
3.20 Advanced Missing Object Detection .................................................. 206
3.21 Video Analysis Schedule..................................................................... 209
3.21.1 Privacy Mask Schedul e...................................................................................... 211
3.22 Fisheye View ........................................................................................ 212
3.22.1 Setting Up a GV-Fisheye Camera ..................................................................... 213
3.22.2 Setting Up a Third-Party Fisheye Camer a ......................................................... 215
3.23 Specifications ...................................................................................... 219
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3.1
Object Tracking and Zooming
Object Tracking provides you the real-time tracking and automatic magnification of a single moving
object by the combination of one PTZ camera and one stationary camera. If only one PTZ camera is
available, it can be applied for Object Zooming, letting you configure four critical views for real-time
zooming. The Object Tracking and Object Zooming functions can be combined together by completing
both settings.
3.1.1
Object Tracking
For the tracking function, you need one PTZ camera applied for tracking and one stationary camer a
set for a fixed view. Install the PTZ camera and the stationary camera in close proximity of each other
so the focus and the camera view of both are similar. Only GV-IP Speed Dome and some third-party IP
cameras support this function. To see the supported PTZ cameras, see Certified PTZ Models for
Object Track ing in Appendix C.
Setting Up a PTZ Camera
Before configuring the Object Tracking function, first configure the PTZ camera.
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), select Accessories, select PTZ Device and
select PTZ Setup.
2.
Select the model from the drop-down list.
3.
Click the
button. A setup dialog box appears.
 For GV-IP Speed Dome, select Enable Object Tracking. To configure the preset points, first
select Normal and configure presets from the PTZ control panel on the screen.
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Figure 3-1
 For other cameras, select Active and select Enable Object Tracking. Specify COM port,
Baud Rate and PT Speed of the PTZ camera. To configure the preset points, first select
Normal and configure presets from the PTZ control panel on the screen.
4.
Click OK to apply the settings.
Note: For analog cameras, you must first add the camera to the PTZ camera list. Click Configure
button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), select Accessories, select PTZ Device and select Add / Remove PTZ.
In the dialog box that appears, select the brand of your cameras and click the
button.
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Setting up Object Tracking
After the above PTZ setup, go back to the main screen. Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure
1-2), point to Video Analysis, select Object Tracking Application, and click Object Tracking Setup
to display the following dialog box. The left image is the PTZ camera view and the right image is the
stationary camera view.
Figure 3-2
[PTZ Selection]


: Click to set up the PTZ.
Camera: Click the drop-down menu to choose the corresponding camera screen of the PTZ.
[Fixed Camera Selection] Click the drop-down menu to choose the corresponding camera screen of
the stationary camera.
[Setup]

Pan, Tilt and Zoom: Use the slide bars to adjust the PTZ camera view.

Sensitivity: Use the slide bar to adjust the detection sensitivity.

The drop-down menu: Click the drop-down menu to define detection region and object size.
[Selection]

Tracking: Click to specify the tracking time.

Zoom in Object: Click to specify the idle time.
[Live Tuning] Adjust directions and the desired level of zooming.
[Schedule] Click to set up a schedule to enable the function.
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[Enable Mask] Click to display the mask on the defined detection region when you test the settings.
1.
Click
to display the following dialog box, select the PTZ brand and the hardware address,
and click OK to apply the settings.
Figure 3-3
2.
Choose the corresponding camera views of the PTZ and stationary cameras. In Figure 3-2, the
images of the PTZ camera show in the Camera 2 view, while the images of the stationary camera
show in the Camera 1 view.
3.
Adjust the view of the PTZ camera with the sliders of Pan, Tilt and Zoom. Make sure the PTZ
camera view is as similar as possible to the stationary camera view.
4.
Click the Save button
to save the both views as image references.
5.
Adjust Sensitivity or keep it as default.
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Select Define Detect Region from the drop-down menu. Use the mouse to outline a detection
region in the right image; you will be prompted to enter Detect Region.
Figure 3-4
7.
Select Define Object Size from the drop-down menu. Use the mouse to outline the max and min
object sizes for tracking separately. Every time when finishing the outlining, you will be prompted
to enter Maximum Object Size or Minimum Object Size.
Figure 3-5
8.
Click the Tracking item and specify Track Time (sec). Track Time (sec) indicates the tracking
duration in seconds.
Figure 3-6
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When the PTZ is tracking, you can still control it to zoom in a desired area. Click the Zoom in
Object item and specify Idle Time (sec). Idle Time (sec) indicates the zooming duration in
seconds. If a target appears after the specified idle time, the PTZ will start tracking. If not, the PTZ
will remain on the zoomed place.
Figure 3-7
10. Click the Schedule button to set a schedule to enable the function. For details, see Video
Analysis Schedule later in this chapter.
11. Click the Test button to check your settings. There are two major settings you have to observe in
the testing. 1) Tracking: Observe if the target showing in the defined detection region is being
tracked with a highlighted mask, and magnified automatically in the left image. If not, increase the
sensitivity degree. 2) Zooming: Use the mouse to outline an object in the right image, and observe
if it is magnified in the left image clearly. If not, use the Live Tuning buttons to adjust directions
and the desired level of zooming.
12. Click OK to save your settings of the tracking time, the idle time for zooming in objects and the
testing results.
Starting Object Tracking
After the above settings, you can start the object tracking application. Click the Configure button (No.
14, Figure 1-2), point to Video Analysis, select Object Tracking Application, and then click Object
Tracking Start to start the function.
Tip: You can interrupt the PTZ camera tracking and take over the camera control by using PTZ
Control Panel on Main System, PC’s keyboard and GV accessories such as GV-Keyboard, GV-IR
Remote Control, and GV-Joystick. W hen the controlling device or panel is inactive for over 5
seconds, the PTZ camera will go back for tracking.
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Zooming in Objects
While the PTZ is being applied for tracking, you can still control it to zoom in any desired area by
launching the Zoom in Dialog window.
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to Video Analysis, select Object Tracking
Application, and then click Object Tracking View to launch the Zoom in Dialog window,
overlapping in the main screen, as shown below.
Note: The Zoom In Dialog window is for the stationary camera view and the main screen is for the
PTZ view.
Figure 3-8 The outlined area in the Dialog window is magnified on the main screen
2.
In the Zoom In Type field, select Fixed Camera.
3.
In the Camera field, select the assigned camera view for the stationary camera.
4.
Use the mouse to outline a desired area in the Dialog window. It will be magnified on the main
screen.
When the specified idle time of zooming is up, PTZ will go back for tracking. If you want to stop the
zooming function before the specified idle time, click the Back to Tracking button in the bottom of the
Zoom In Dialog window. Then PTZ will go back to tracking instantly.
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Object Zooming
If only one PTZ camera is available, without the stationary camera, you can simply apply it for the
object zooming function. The feature allows you to configure up to 4 critical views for instant
monitoring and zooming.
Setting up a PTZ Camera
Before configuring the Object Zooming function, first configure the PTZ device. Refer to Setting up a
PTZ Camera in Object Track ing earlier in this chapter.
Setting up Object Zooming
After the above PTZ setup, go back to the menu bar.
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to Video Analysis, select Object Tracking
Application, and select Object Tracking Setup to display the Object Tracking Config dialog box.
Then click the Zoom in Object tab in the upper part to display the following dialog box.
Note: The image on the right will not display until you complete the settings below.
Figure 3-9
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2.
Click
for the PTZ setup. Refer to Object Track ing earlier in this chapter.
3.
Choose the camera view of the PTZ. In Figure 3-9, the images of the PTZ camera show in the
camera 2 view.
4.
Use the sliders of Pan, Tilt and Zoom to set up the View 1 as shown below. Then click the Add
button to apply the settings. The View 1 will show in the upper-left corner of the right image.
Figure 3-10
5.
Click the drop-down menu to set up View 2, 3, and 4, one at a time. Refer to Step 4.
6.
Specify Idle Time (sec), indicating the zooming duration in seconds.
Figure 3-11
7.
Click the Idle Mode drop-down menu. The seven options included inside are: None, View 1, View
2, View 3, View 4, Tracking and Refresh View.

None: After zooming, the PTZ camera will remain on the same view until the next zooming
command.

Tracking: After the idle time, the PTZ camera will start tracking if it is also being applied for
the tracking function.

View 1, 2, 3, 4: After the idle time, the PTZ camera will go back to the preset View 1, 2, 3, or
4.
 Refresh View: After the idle time, the 4 views will be refreshed.
8.
Click Schedule to set a schedule to enable the function. For details, see Video Analysis Schedule
later in this chapter.
9.
Click Test to check your settings. Use the mouse to outline a desired area in one of the four views.
The area will be magnified in the left view.
10. Click OK to apply the displayed selections and close the dialog box.
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Starting Object Zooming
After the above settings, you can start the object zooming application.
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to Video Analysis, select Object Tracking
Application, and click Object Tracking View to open the Zoom in Dialog window, overlapping on
the main screen (Figure 3-8).
2.
In the Zoom In Type field, select Quad View.
3.
In the Camera field, select the assigned PTZ camera. Then the four views you set up before
shows in the Zoom in Dialog window.
Figure 3-12
4.
Use the mouse to outline a desired area in one of the four views. The area will be magnified on
the main screen.
5.
When you click the Go to Idle Mode button in the lower part, your setting in Step 7 of Object
Zooming Setup will be applied. For example, if you choose View 3, the PTZ camera will go to the
preset View 3 when you click the button.
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Advanced Single Camera Tracking
The Advanced Single Camera Tracking can track a moving object using only one PTZ camera. W hen
an object moves within the view of camera, the PTZ camera will follow its movement. W hen the object
is out of view, the PTZ camera can be set to return to a designated position. For supported PTZ
models, see Certified PTZ Models for Object Track ing in Appendix C.
Note:
1.
The Advanced Single Camera Tracking with color-based object tracking introduced in V8.3.2
has been removed. The Advanced Single Camera Tracking in V8.4 or later uses motion-based
object tracking.
2.
The Advanced Single Camera Tracking function can only be enabled for one GV-SD200 at a
time and cannot be applied to other PTZ cameras once it is applied to GV-SD200.
Setting up a PTZ Camera
Before setting up the Advanced Single Camera Tracking function, you need to first configure the PTZ
device to enable Object Tracking. Refer to Setting up a PTZ Camera in Object Track ing earlier in this
chapter.
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Setting up Advanced Single Camera Tracking
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), select Video Analysis, select Object Tracking
Application, select Object Tracking Setup and click the Advance Single Camera Tracking tab.
This dialog box appears.
Figure 3-13
2.
Select the camera from the PTZ Selection drop-down list.
3.
Select Enable Tracking. This dialog box appears.
Figure 3-14
4.
Specify the camera brand and its hardware address, and click OK.
5.
Move the Speed Level slider to adjust the speed of PTZ movement. The higher the value, the
faster the PTZ moving speed.
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Select Support Zoom Function to be able to zoom in and out. Select Normal and the camera will
zoom in once on the moving object. Select Deep Zooming and the camera will zoom in three
times on the moving object.
7.
Click the
button to adjust the direction and zoom level of the camera.
8.
To set the camera to return to its home position or a preset position when no motion is detected for
a certain time period, specify Idle Mode and Idle Time in seconds. Click on the
button to
preview the designated position. Note that your camera will need to support home position and
preset position.
9.
To activate the function at certain times only, click the Schedule button and select Active
Schedule. For details, see Video Analysis Schedule later in this chapter.
10. To outline a mask area where motion will be ignored, draw an area on the camera view and click
Set Mask on the dialog box that pops up. To remove the mask, draw an area bigger than the mask,
and click Remove Mask.
11. Click Test. Move an object through the view of camera and its movement should be tracked. If not,
increase Sensitivity value to increase system sensitivity to motion in the camera view. If you have
set a mask, you can select Enable Mask to display masked area during the test.
12. Click OK to apply the settings.
13. To begin single camera tracking, click the Configure button, select Video Analysis, select Object
Tracking Application, and select Object Tracking Start.
Note: W hen multiple objects are moving at the same time, the camera will track the object with the
largest area.
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Digital Object Tracking
Without the need of a PTZ camera, the Digital Object Tracking provides you real-time tracking of up to
7 moving objects and automatic magnification of the targeted objects. The digital tracking function
which combines with PIP View or PAP View can be an aid to spot any suspicious activities under the
surveillance area.
3.3.1
1.
Setting Digital Object Tracking
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), click Advanced Video Analysis, and select
Digital Object Tracking Setting.
2.
Select the camera to be configured and click the Configure button. This dialog box appears.
Figure 3-15
3.
Select a camera from the Camera Selection drop-down list.
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In the Definition section, there are three options:
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Mask Region: Use the mouse to outline a mask area where motion will be ignored.

Min Object Size: First click the
button to pause live images and then use the mouse
to outline the minimum object size for tracking on the image.

Max Number of Tracked Objects: Use the slider to choose the maximum number of
objects to be tracked. The maximum value is 7. This number also determines how many
navigation boxes would be left free for selecting focus areas of interest in PAP View. See
Object Track ing in PAP View later in this chapter.

Dwell Time of Motion: After a targeted object stops moving, the image will remain
magnified for the number of seconds specified.
5.
In the Option section, selecting Smart Zoom In can focus the upper part of the targeted object
during tracking.
6.
To activate the function at certain times only, click the Schedule button and select Active
Schedule. For details, see Video Analysis Schedule later in this chapter.
7.
Click OK to apply the settings.
Note:
1.
The function will stop tracking an object when it remains stationary in the camera view for 3
seconds.
2.
It takes about 3 to 5 seconds to start tracking after you switch to another channel for object
tracking.
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Tracking in PIP View
The PIP (Picture-in-Picture) View with Digital Object Tracking can track up to 7 moving objects and
zoom in the first targeted object.
1.
On the main screen, click the desired camera name label and select PIP View.
2.
The screen automatically switches to one division, and an inset window of the camera view
appears in the bottom right corner. Navigation boxes also appear inside the inset window to focus
the moving objects.
Navigation box
Inset w indow
Figure 3-16
3.
The first object entering the camera view will be highlighted and zoomed in the live view screen.
You can switch the highlight to another tracked object by clicking on its navigation box.
Note: Manually moving or adjusting the navigation box size is disabled in PIP View when Digital
Object Tracking is enabled.
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Tracking in PAP View
The PAP (Picture-and-Picture) View with Digital Object Tracking can create split video effects with up
to 7 close-up views on moving objects.
1.
On the main screen, click the desired camera name label and select PAP View.
2.
The screen automatically switches to one division, and a row of inset windows appears around the
live view screen. The number of inset windows is based on the number set for Max Number of
Tracked Objects.
Figure 3-17
3.
When a moving object enters the camera view, it will be highlighted with a navigation box to help
you track the object. An inset window will also display the magnified image of the tracked object.
4.
You could also draw the box to select a focus area, and this selected area is immediately reflected
in one inset window. Up to (7 - Max Number of Tracked Objects) boxes can be drawn for focus
areas. For instance, you can draw 5 boxes to be focus areas if you select 2 for the Max Number of
Tracked Objects. See Setting Digital Object Track ing earlier in this chapter.

To delete a focus area, right-click a drawn box, select Focus Area of PAP Mode and select
Delete.

To add another focus area when less than seven boxes are drawn, right-click the image,
select Mega Pixel Setting, and select Enable Add- F o cu s- Area -M o d e. Then draw a box on
the image.
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Object Counting and Intrusion Alarm
The Object Counting provides bi-directional counting of objects under the surveillance area. W hen
defined, it could count any objects, such as people, vehicles, animals, etc.
1.
Click the Configure button (No.14, Figure 1-2), point to Video Analysis, and then select
Counter/Intruder Alarm Setting. This dialog box appears.
Figure 3-18
2.
Select the desired cameras for the counter application.
3.
Select Update the Log and specify the time interval in minutes to store the counting results to the
System Log.
4.
Select Show Object to put a rectangle around the object being tracked.
5.
Click the Configure tab to open the Setup dialog box.
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Object Counting
To define the counter to count target objects, click the Counter tab.
Figure 3-19
1.
In the Choose Camera section, select a camera from the drop-down list for setup.
2.
Select Enable Setting.

Define Detection Zones: Select this option and use the mouse to draw lines on the camera
image to mark the boundaries of detection zones.
This button is used to switch the direction and scheme of counting. Click this
button to add green or red arrows or both.
The red arrow indicates an in direction. W hen an object appears in the
camera view and moves along the direction of the red arrow, it will be
counted as 1 in.
The green arrow indicates an out direction. W hen an object appears in the
camera view and moves along the direction of the green arrow, it will be
counted as 1 out.
Click this button to switch to another line and then use
the
button to delete or
button to edit.
Click this button to delete the line.
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Define Object Size: Select this option and click the
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button to pause live images. Use
the mouse to outline a region matching the normal size of the targeted object.
3.
To test your counting settings, select Live from the Test Count drop-down list and click the Test
button to start testing. Notice how the number changes in the Counting Result section when
objects cross the boundary lines. Use the Sensitivity slider to increase or decrease detection
sensitivity if the passing objects are not counted correctly.
4.
To activate the function at certain times only, click the Schedule button and select Active
Schedule. For details, see Video Analysis Schedule later in this chapter.
5.
Click OK to apply the settings.
6.
Start monitoring to begin counting.
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Intrusion Alarm
When any object crosses or is inside the defined region, the alarm can be activated for warning. To set
the intrusion alarm, click the Alarm tab.
Figure 3-20
1.
In the Choose Camera section, select a camera from the drop-down list for setup.
2.
Select Enable Setting and define the targeted objects using the options below.

Define Detection Zones: See Step 2 in Object Counting earlier in this chapter.

Define Objet Size: See Step 2 in Object Counting earlier in this chapter.

Define Image Depth: If the objects will be moving toward or away from the camera along a
path, a hallway for example, they will appear larger when closer to the camera and vice versa.
You can select With Depth to define different object size according to proximity to the camera.
A line
appears.
a. Place the line along the path where the objects will be moving by dragging the line. The
larger icon indicates the point closer to the camera and the smaller icon indicates the
point farther away from the camera.
b.
Select Define Object Size. Click the larger icon
and click the
button to pause
live images. Use the mouse to outline the maximum and minimum size of objects when
they are close to the camera.
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Click the smaller icon
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and repeat the step above to define the size of objects when
they are far from the camera.
You have now defined two sets of object sizes at the two ends of the
3.
line.
In the Setting section, there are two kinds of alarm modes:

Alarm Mode 1: The detected object slightly crosses the border of the defined region it is
about to enter.

4.
Alarm Mode 2: The detected object is fully inside the defined region it just enters.
To set up alarm devices, configure any or both of the following options.

Invoke Alarm: Enable the computer alarm when an object enters the defined region. Click
the button next to the option to assign a .wav sound file.

Output Module: Enable an installed output device when an object enters the defined region.
Assign the output module and pin number.
5.
To test your alarm settings, select Live from the Test Count drop-down list and click the Test
button to start testing. W hen the intrusion object is detected, the configured computer alarm or
output device will be activated. Use the Sensitivity slider to increase or decrease detection
sensitivity if the intrusion is not detected correctly.
6.
To activate the function at certain times only, click the Schedule button and select Active
Schedule. For details, see Video Analysis Schedule later in this chapter.
7.
Click OK to apply the setting.
8.
Enable monitoring to start intrusion detection.
When the intrusion event is detected, the configured computer alarm or output device will be activated,
and the event will be recorded as Intruder in System Log for later retrieval.
More options in the Alarm dialog box:

Show Alarm Region: Displays the drawn lines on the preview image.

Never Recycle: W hen the option is selected, the alarm-triggered events will not be recycled
when recycle threshold is reached.
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Object Index
The Object Index feature allows you to view the very first frame of a continuous movement in a video
stream. W ith Live Object Index, you may view the most recent 50 frames captured. W ith Object Index
Search, you may easily locate a desired event and instantly play it back by double-clicking on the
image frame.
3.5.1
Setting Object Index
You can select up to 16 cameras to view live video frames.
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to Video Analysis, and then select Object
Index/Monitor Setup. The Camera Applied Object Index/Monitor dialog box appears.
2.
Select the desired cameras for the application.
3.
Click the Configure button. The Video Object Setup window appears.
Figure 3-21 Video Object Setup for Object Index
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Select one camera from the drop-down list and enable Camera for the following setup.

Mask Filter: Use the mouse to outline a mask area where motion will be ignored.

Set Location: Click the button to assign a path to save the file.

Keep Days: Check the item and specify the days to store the files, from 1 day to 999 days.

Recycle: W hen both Keep Days and Recycle are selected, the system applies whichever
condition comes first. For example, if storage space is lower than that is required to hold the
days of data specified in Keep Days, recycle comes first.

Video Player: Select one of these players for playback function: ViewLog or Quick Search.

Show Object: W hen motion is detected, it will be outlined with a blue frame.

Never Recycle: W ith the option selected, the event files of object index and face detection
will not be recycled when the recycle threshold is reached.

Noise Tolerance: Use the slider to adjust the level. The higher the level, the more tolerant
the system is to video noise.
5.
In the Setup section, select Object Index.
6.
Click Schedule to set a schedule to enable the function. For details, see Video Analysis Schedule
later in this chapter.
7.
Click OK to apply the settings.
Note: The minimum storage space required for Object Index is 500 MB.
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Viewing Object Index
After configuring Object Index, you can start to view the most recent frames captured, with 50 frames
at most.
1.
Start camera monitoring.
2.
Click the ViewLog button (No. 13, Figure 1-2), and then select Live Object Index to display the
Live Viewer window.
Lock
Time ending without “…”
Time ending with “…”
Figure 3-22
The controls in the Live Viewer window:

The Lock button: Click to pause the updating process.

Time ending without “…”: This means the file is a complete one and can be played back with
the ViewLog or Quick Search player. Double-click the frame to play back its related video.

Time ending with “…”: This means the video can’t be played back since the system is still
recording.
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Searching Object Index
You can locate frames within selected cameras and a specific time frame.
1.
Click the ViewLog button (No. 13, Figure 1-2), and then select Search Object Index to display
the following search window.
Figure 3-23 The Search Window
2.
Specify a time frame and cameras, and then click OK to start searching. The following window will
be called up.
Figure 3-24 The Moving Object List Window (left) and the Record List (right)
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[The Record List] The list contains the search results. Double-click a camera folder to display all
found files. Click one time-segment file (e.g. 10:00) to open its included frames in the Moving
Object List window.
[The Moving Object List window]

Frames: Double-click any frame in the window to play back its video file with the ViewLog or
Quick Search player.

: Click the Next Page button for the next page.

Search: Click the button to launch the search window.

Exit: Click the button to close the window.
Note: Every time segment is a 30-minute interval, as shown in Record list in Figure 3-23.
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Automatic Video Snapshots
The Video Snapshot allows the system to continuously take 2 snapshots every second as monitoring
starts. This function gives you a choice to keep the surveillance images in still images or JPEG format
when you don’t have enough disk space to store AVI-format videos.
Note: After you start monitoring, the system will continue to take video snapshots whether there is
motion or not.
3.6.1
Setting Video Snapshots
You can select up to 16 cameras to take video snapshots.
1.
Click the Configure (No. 14, Figure 1-2) button, select Video Analysis and select Object/Index
Monitor Setup. The Camera Applied Object Index/Monitor dialog box appears.
2.
Select the desired cameras to be configured.
3.
Click the Configure button. This dialog box appears.
Figure 3-25
4.
Select one camera from the drop-down list and enable Came ra.
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In the Setup section, select Video snapshot.
6.
Click […] after Video Snapshot for further setup.
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Figure 3-26

Frames: Specifies the frequency of automatic video snapshot. By default, the system will
take 2 frames every second when the monitoring starts.

Save as JPEG file: Saves the images in JPEG format. Otherwise, you can only access the
snapshots by using Quick Search and ViewLog players.

7.
Enable I/O Trigger: Takes snapshots only when the assigned input device is triggered.
To activate the function at certain times only, click the Schedule button and select Active
Schedule. For details, see Video Analysis Schedule later in this chapter.
8.
Click OK to apply the settings
9.
Start monitoring to take snapshots.
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Searching Video Snapshots
You can locate snapshots within the specified cameras and period of time with Object Index Search.
1.
Click the ViewLog button (No. 13, Figure 1-2), and select Search Object Index. This dialog
box appears.
Figure 3-27
2.
Specify a time period, select cameras, and click OK to start searching. The two windows
appear.
Figure 3-28
3.
In the Record List window, expand a Camera folder to display all found date folders and
time-segment files.
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4.
Click one time-segment file to open its included frames in the Moving Object List window.
5.
To play images with Quick Search or ViewLog player, double-click the desired frame.
6.
To display the image with your default image viewer of W indows, e.g. Paint, select Show
snapshot at the bottom of the Moving Object List window and double-click the desired frame.
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Face Detection
The Face Detection enables the GV-System to detect and record human faces. This feature captures
human faces only, ignoring other body parts, objects or background views. Moreover, it can capture
each face separately when a group of people comes in the view together.
Up to 16 cameras can be configured for this application.
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to Video Analysis, and then select Object
Index/Monitor Setup. The Camera Applied Object Index/Monitor dialog box appears.
2.
Select the desired cameras to be configured.
3.
Click the Configure button. The Video Object Setup window appears.
4.
Select one camera from the drop-down list and select Camera to enable the following settings.
5.
In the Setup section, select Face Detection.
6.
Click […] after Face Detection to adjust the sensitivity. The higher the value, the more sensitive
face detection is.
7.
Select Noise Tolerance and use the slider to adjust the level. The higher the level, the more
tolerant the system is to video noise.
8.
Click OK.
9.
Start the monitoring of the configured camera(s).
10. On the main screen, click the ViewLog button (No. 13, Figure 1-2) and select Live Object Index.
When the faces are detected, the thumbnail images will appear on the Object Index Live Viewer.
Figure 3-29
11. Double-clicking one of images can play back its related video.
For details on the settings in the Video Object Setup dialog box, see Setting Object Index earlier in this
chapter.
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Note:
1.
Face contour must be clearly seen.
2.
Only faces tilting within the range of 15 vertically and 30 ~ 45 horizontally can be detected.
3.
The face to be detected must cover at least 1/10 of the screen.
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Face Count
The Face Count function allows you to count the number of faces that appear in the image. You can
also select to invoke a computer alarm or trigger an output device when a face is detected or when the
system is unable to detect a face.
The number of faces counted is saved to the GV-Web Report, and the GV-W eb Report can analyze
counting data from multiple GV-Systems. For details, see GV-Web Report User’s Manual.
Note: Up to 16 cameras can be configured for this function.
3.8.1
1.
Installing the Camera
Install the camera inside an entrance pointing horizontally outward. The Face Count function is
designed to detect front-view faces only, and the area of the detected face must take up 10% to
50% of the live image.
Figure 3-30
2.
Avoid installing the camera where it can be subjected to direct sunlight or reflections. The lighting
of the entrance where you set the camera should be sufficient but not be too bright or dark. Light
should be distributed evenly across faces without too much light coming from one side. If sharp
shadow edges are visible in the camera view, the count accuracy might be less than what it
normally is.
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Setting Face Count
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), select Advanced Video Analysis, and click
Face Count Setting.
2.
Select the cameras you would like to configure, and click Configure. This dialog box appears.
Figure 3-31
3.
Under Camera Selection, select a camera from the drop-down list to be configured.
4.
The following configurations are available:
[Definition]

Mask Region: Use the mouse to outline a mask area where motion will be ignored.

Detected Face Size: You can adjust the Minimum Face Size and the Maximum Face
Size to instruct the system to only detect faces within that size range. You must pause the
live image by clicking the
button before you can adjust the size.
[Setting]

Alarm Type

Face Count: Counts the number of faces. The counting results are only available on
the GV-W eb Report. To connect to the GV-W eb Report, refer to the Enable Web
Report option below.

Mask Filter: Detects faces and invokes a computer alarm or triggers an output device.

Mask Filter (Inverse Alarm): Invokes a computer alarm or triggers an output device
when the system is unable to detect a face after the number of seconds specified in
the Detection Interval.
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Reset at: Type a counting reset time between 0 and 23. For example, if you type 23, the
number of faces counted will become zero at 23 o’clock daily.

Sensitivity: Adjust the detection sensitivity by moving the slider. The higher the value the
more sensitive the system to motion. The default value is 3.

Detection Interval:

When Mask Filter and Input I/O Trigger are both selected, the Detection Interval
slider specifies the number of seconds you want the system to detect faces when the
input device is triggered. For example, the input device is a card reader and a door
lock has been set up as the output device. After you swipe the card triggering the
reader, the system starts to detect the face for the interval specified. If the face is
detected within the interval, the door will be open; otherwise the door will remain
locked.

When Mask Filter (Inverse Alarm) is selected, the system will attempt to detect the
faces for the number of seconds specified. For example, if you set the interval to 15
seconds, the alarm will be triggered if the system cannot detect any faces within 15
seconds after motion is detected.
[Option]

Enable upon input trigger: The system will begin detecting only when the input device is
triggered. Assign an input module and pin number for the device.

Saves counting results to GV-Web Report: Saves the face counting results to the GVW eb Report. W hen the option is selected, the dialog box below appears. Type the
Domain Name or IP Address, Port, UserName, and Password of the GV-W eb Report.
After settings, click the Test button to see if the connection is succeeded.
Figure 3-32

Invoke Alarm: Activates the computer sound alarm when faces are detected under Mask
Filter or when the system is unable to detect faces under Mask Filter (Inverse Alarm).
Click the […] button to designate a sound file to be the alarm sound.
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Output Module: Activates the output device when faces are detected under Mask Filter or
when the system is unable to detect faces under Mask Filter (Inverse Alarm). Assign an
output module and pin number for the device.

Never Recycle: Prevents recorded events from being recycled when the recycle threshold
is reached.
5.
Click the Test button to see if the settings have been configured according to your preference. If
you have set a detection interval, the test will only run for the number of seconds you specified.
6.
To activate the function at certain times only, click the Schedule button and select Active
Schedule. For details, see Video Analysis Schedule later in this chapter.
7.
Click OK to apply the settings.
8.
Start monitoring to run the application.
Note:
1.
Events triggered under Mask Filter or Mask Filter (Inverse alarm) will be recorded to the
System Log, and can be played back in ViewLog. In the System Log, the events are recorded as
Face Count under the Event column.
2.
The face counting results will only be saved when Enable Web Report is selected and the
GV-W eb Report is connected.
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Unattended and Missing Object Detection
The Object Monitor program can detect any unattended and/or missing object within the camera view
by highlighting its location.
3.9.1
Detecting Unattended Objects
To detect any unattended objects within the camera view, follow the steps below:
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), select Video Analysis, and select Object
Index/Monitor Setup. The Camera Applied Object Index/Monitor dialog box appear s.
2.
Select the desired cameras for the application.
3.
Click the Configure button. The Video Object Setup dialog box (Figure 3-20) appears.
4.
Click the Object Monitor tab. This dialog box appears.
Figure 3-33 Object Monitor
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5.
In the Camera field, select a desired camera for setup.
6.
Select Unattended Object from the drop-down list.
7.
Click the Accept check box to make other options available.
8.
Use the Mask Filter function to ignore any motion detection within a certain area if necessary.
9.
Click the Define Object button.
10. Use the mouse to outline the max and min detection regions separately on the screen. Every time
when finishing an outlining, you will be prompted to select Maximum Size or Minimum Size. See
the illustration below.
Figure 3-34 Defining the min. and max. detection size
11. Click the items of Show Max and Show Min in the lower of the window one by one to check your
defined sizes.
12. Click the Done button to finish the defining.
13. Click the Save Reference Image button to save the image as a reference view.
14. To set up other options, see Other controls in the Video Object Setup window in the section of
Detecting Missing Object later in this chapter.
15. To activate the function at certain times only, click the Schedule button and select Active
Schedule. For details, see Video Analysis Schedule later in this chapter.
16. Click the OK button to apply the settings.
17. Start camera monitoring for the application.
When an unattended object appears and remains stationary for 9 seconds, its location will be
highlighted in live video, the selected alarm and output will be activated, and the event will be recorded
as Unattended Object in System Log for later retrieval.
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Detecting Missing Objects
To detect any object missing from the camera view, follow the steps below:
1.
Follow the Step 1 to 4 in the above Detecting Unattended Objects section to display the Video
Object Setup dialog box (Figure 3-21).
2.
In the Camera field, select a desired camera for configuration.
3.
Select Missing Object from the drop-down list.
4.
Check the Accept option to make other options available.
5.
Click the Define Object button.
6.
Use the mouse to outline regions on the object(s) you want to detect. It is recommended to outline
several regions within the object(s) to increase detection sensitivity. Notice that the outlined
regions should not be larger than the object(s). Every time when finishing an outlining, you will be
prompted to select Add Region. See the illustration below.
Figure 3-35 Outlining regions on objects
7.
Click the Done button to finish the defining.
8.
Click the Save Reference Image button to save the image as a reference view.
9.
To set up other options, see Other Controls in the Video Object Setup Window below.
10. Click the OK button to apply the settings.
11. Start camera monitoring for the application.
When any object, which you have outlined the regions for, disappears from the camera view for 3
seconds, its location will be highlighted in live video, the selected alarm and output will be activated,
and the event will be recorded as Missing Object in System Log for later retrieval.
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Other Controls in the Video Object Setup Window:

Show Reference Image: Click to view the saved reference image.

Never Recycle: W hen this option is selected, the events of unattended and missing objects will
not be recycled when the recycle threshold is reached.
 Embed Alarm Region into Recorded Video: This option will contain the flashing alert boxes in
the recorded files so you can easily find out suspicious events during playback. Note that if you are
used to searching suspicious events with Object Search, do not enable this option. These flashing
boxes can cause false alarms.
Live Disable Alarm Region: W hen an unattended or a missing object is detected, this option
allows you to close the flashing alert box automatically or manually. Under Delay Time(s), specify
the duration of an unattended or a missing object to invoke a warning message (Figure 3-36). The
range of delay time is from 1 to 99999 seconds.
Figure 3-36

Figure 3-37
Luminance Change Detection: This option may suspend object detection when the lighting
condition is poor so as to avoid false detection. Use the slide bar to adjust the level of detection
from 1 to 5. The higher the level is, the more sensitive the system is to luminance change. W hen
luminance change reaches the level you set, the system will stop object detection.

Sensitivity: Use the slide bar to increase or decrease detection sensitivity if necessary.
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Delay Time: This option allows you to specify the duration of an object missing or unattended to
invoke the detection.
Unattended Object: The duration is from 3 to 1800 seconds, with 3 seconds as default.
For example, suppose you choose 12 seconds. W hen an unattended object appears in the
camera view for 12 seconds, its location will be highlighted.
Missing Object: The duration is from 3 to 1800 seconds, with 3 seconds as default. For example,
suppose you choose 9 seconds. W hen a defined object disappears from the camera view for 9
seconds, its location will be highlighted.

Invoke Alarm: Enables the computer alarm when any unattended and/or missing objects are
detected. Click the […] button next to the item to assign a .wav sound file.

Output Module: Activates the output device when any unattended and/or missing object is
detected. Click the […] button next to the item to assign an installed output module and a pin
number.

Demo: Click to see the demonstration from actual DVR applications.
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Privacy Mask Protection
The Privacy Mask can block out sensitive areas from view, covering the areas with black boxes in both
live view and recorded clips. This feature is ideal for locations with displays, keyboard sequences (e.g.
passwords), and for anywhere else you don’t want sensitive information visible.
You can also choose to retrieve the block-out areas during playback. The retrievable areas will be
protected by password.
3.10.1
1.
Setting a Privacy Mask
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to Video Analysis, and then select Privacy
Mask Setting. The Privacy Mask Setup dialog box appears.
2.
Select the desired cameras for setup, and then click the Configure tab. This dialog box appears.
Figure 3-38 Privacy Mask Setup
3.
Select a camera from the drop-down list, and select Enable.
4.
Select Un-recoverable and/or Recoverable.
 Un-recoverable: You cannot retrieve the block-out area(s) in the recorded clips.
 Recoverable: The block-out area(s) is retrievable with password protection.
5.
Drag the area(s) where you want to block out on the image. You will be prompted to click Add to
save the setting. The Un-recoverable region is marked in black, while the recoverable region is
shown in red.
6.
Click Schedule to set a schedule to enable the function. For details, see Video Analysis Schedule
later in this chapter
7.
Click OK to save the settings.
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Granting Access Privileges to Recoverable Areas
The user must be granted access privileges to see the block-out areas when launching ViewLog for
playback.
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to System Configure, select Password
Setup, and select Local Account Edit. The Password Setup dialog box appear s.
2.
Select one account, click the Privacy Mask tab, and check Restore Recoverable Video to grant
the privilege.
Figure 3-39
Note: If you open the event files (*.avi) directly from local disks, the valid ID and password are also
required to access the block-out areas. For more information on retrieving the block-out areas in the
exported files, see Merging and Exporting Video in Chapter 4.
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Scene Change Detection
The Scene Change Detection can detect when a camera has been tampered physically. This feature
can generate an alert whenever someone or something has covered the lens of the camera, or when
the camera has been moved, or when it is out of focus.
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), select Video Analysis, and select Scene
Change Detection Setting. The Scene Change Detection Setup dialog box appears.
2.
Select the desired cameras to be configured, and then click the Configure tab. This dialog box
appears.
Figure 3-40 Scene Change Detection Setup

Camera: Select the camera to be configured.

Mask region: Masks off the areas where motion will be ignored.

Focus change: Generates an alert when the camera is out of focus.

View change: Generates an alert when the camera has been moved, or the lens of the
camera has been covered.

Sensitivity: Adjusts detection sensitivity. The default value is 3.
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
Delay Time(s): Sets the duration of a scene change before an alarm condition is triggered.

Invoke Alarm: Activates the computer alarm when a scene change is detected. Click the […]
button beside to assign a .wav sound file.

Output Module: Activates the output device when a scene change is detected. Click the […]
button beside to assign the output module and pin number.

Live disable alarm: Choose whether to invoke the warning message when a scene change
is detected. Click the […] button beside to display Figure 3-40.
Figure 3-41
Figure 3-42
Select Auto to close the warning message (Figure 3-42) automatically or select Manual to
close it manually. Under Delay Time(s), you can define the duration of a scene change to
invoke the message. The range of delay time is from 1 to 99999 seconds.

Never Recycle: W hen this option is selected, the event files of scene changes will not be
recycled when the recycle threshold is reached.

Demo: See three examples of Focus Change and View Change. Click the Play button to see
the demonstration.

Skip Instant Light Change: Ignores sudden illumination changes and avoids false alarms.
For example, light switches can cause illumination changes suddenly. W ith the option
selected, the system will ignore significant illumination changes without triggering the alarm
and continue monitoring. See the Note in Crowd Detection later in this chapter for possible
risk.
3.
To activate the function at certain times only, click the Schedule button and select Active
Schedule. For details, see Video Analysis Schedule later in this chapter.
4.
Click OK to apply the settings.
5.
Start monitoring to run the application.
When a scene change is detected, a warning message will appear on live video (if Live Disable
Alarm is enabled), the selected alarm or output will be activated, and the event will be recorded as
Scene Change in System Log for later retrieval.
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Panorama View
A panorama view splices multiple camera images together and allows you to monitor a large area in
one view. There are two ways to create a panorama view: Stitching camera images together with
overlapping by matching reference points and using the Easy Mode to place camera images next to
each other with no overlapping.
The cameras selected for the panorama view will keep the recording in original format. Up to 4 sets of
panorama views can be created.
To access this feature, click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to Advanced Video
Analysis, select Panorama Setting, select the desired cameras on be configured, and then click the
Configure button. This dialog box appears.
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
11
12
13
14
15
Figure 3-43
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The controls on the Panorama View Setup dialog box:
No.
Name
Description
1
Add
Adds an image for automatic splicing.
2
Undo
Cancels the settings.
3
Manual Setting
Manually splices the images together.
4
Blending
Makes the spliced images seamless.
5
Demo
Displays the setup procedure.
6
Left / Right
Place the selected image to the left or right of the previous image.
7
Top / Bottom
Place the selected image on the top or bottom of the previous image.
8
Customize Resolution
Sets the width and height of the panorama view in pixels.
9
Save Before Exit
Saves the created panorama view and closes the dialog box.
10
Exit
Closes the dialog box.
11
Preview W indow
Displays the selected source image or the spliced images.
12
Easy Mode
Places camera views next to each other with no overlaps.
13
Panorama Selection
Selects the panorama set for the images to be spliced together.
Clicks again to rename the panorama set.
14
Source
Selects the source image to be spliced.
15
Selected Source
Displays the selected image.
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Stitching a Panorama View with Overlapping Areas
To stitch images from different cameras together, follow these steps:
1.
Select one panorama set (No. 13, Figure 3-43) from the drop-down list. If you want to rename the
selected panorama set, type the name in the field.
2.
Select one camera from the Source drop-down list (No. 14, Figure 3-43) and then click Manual
Setting (No.3, Figure 3-43). This dialog box appears.
Figure 3-44
3.
From the Reference drop-down list, select one camera as the Reference image. At this step, the
camera you selected at Step 2 will be the only Reference image.
4.
From the Source drop-down list, select one camera as the Source image to be stitched with the
selected Reference image.
5.
To stitch the two images together, click on a significant point in the Reference image and then look
for the same point in the Source image. A dialog box of point selection will prompt you to confirm.
You need to set up 3 points for stitching.
Figure 3-45
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Note: For the best result, position the points in the overlapping areas on both images. Avoid placing
the points in a cluster or lining them up straight.
6.
The resulting image is displayed in the Preview window. If satisfied with the result, click OK to exit
the setup dialog box. If not, re-enter the 3 points for stitching.
7.
If you want to stitch a third image or more, click Manual Setting and repeat Steps 3 to 5 multiple
times.
8.
When you finish stitching images, click the Save Before Exit button (No.6, Figure 3-43) to save
the created panorama view before exiting the Panorama View Setup dialog box.
Note: The resolution of the images to be stitched will be reduced to 320 x 240. A panorama view has
a resolution limit of 1920 x 1080. Once the limit is reached, you cannot stitch more images to the
created panorama view.
3.12.2
Easy Mode with No Overlapping Area
When you have multiple camera views covering areas right next to each other with no overlaps, the
Easy Mode allows you to simply place camera views together.
Figure 3-46
Note: Up to 16 camera views can be stitched together to create a panorama view.
1.
Select Easy Mode (Video source must be the same resolution) (No. 12, Figure 3-43).
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Use the Source drop-down list (No. 14, Figure 3-43) to select the first camera view to be placed
in the panorama and click the Add
Window.
button. The first camera view is added to the Preview
Figure 3-47
3.
To add a second camera view, select the camera from the Source drop-down list.
4.
To place the camera view on the left or right of the first camera view, click the
select to place the second view on the Left or Right of the first view.
icon and
Figure 4-48
5.
To place the camera view above or below the first camera view, click the
place the second view on the Top or Bottom of the first view.
6.
Repeat the steps for any additional cameras.
icon and select to
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Note: You will only be able to add additional cameras next to the last camera view added. For
example, when adding a third camera, you can only use the direction buttons
in relation to
the second camera. You will not be able to go back and select the first camera.
7.
To specify the width and height of the panorama view, click the Customize Resolution
select Enable and type the Width and Height in pixels.
icon,
Figure 4-49
8.
When you finish stitching images, click the Save Before Exit button
before exiting.
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Accessing a Panorama View
Click the ViewLog button (No.13, Figure 1-2), point to Live Panorama View, and select the desired
panorama set from the list. This window appears.
Figure 3-50
Panorama View Controls
Right-click the panorama view to have these options:

Snapshot: Save the current panorama view as an image file.

Blending: Make the two images smoothly blended together. If this is not set, there can be harsh
edges in the panorama.

Refresh Rate: W hen the panorama view is enabled, the system load will increase. Change the
refresh rate for the panorama images to optimize system performance. The refresh rate is from
Speed 1 (Slow) to Speed 5 (Fast).

PIP View: Move the navigation box around to have a close-up view of the selected area. See
Picture-in-Picture View in Chapter 1.

PAP View: Specify up to 7 close-up views by drawing navigation boxes on the panorama view.
See Picture-and-Picture View in Chapter 1.
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Video Defogging
Smoky environments and bad weather, such as rain, snow or fog, all affect image quality and reduce
scene visibility. This feature helps to enhance image quality for live viewing.
Note: This function takes high CPU and memory usage. Make sure at least 1 GB of RAM is
installed on your system.
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), select Advanced Video Analysis, click Defog
Setting, select up to 32 cameras to be configured, and then click the Configure button. This
dialog box appears.
Figure 3-51
2.
Use the drop-down list to select a camera and select Enable.
3.
When the image enhancement is enabled, the system load will increase. Adjust the Refresh rate
by moving the slide bar to optimize system performance.
4.
If you want to view the demonstration of this function, click the Demo button.
5.
Click Schedule to set a schedule to enable the function. For details, see Video Analysis Schedule
later in this chapter.
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If dual-stream IP channels are applied, for better image quality, it is recommended to change the
streaming to single stream before you enable these video analysis effects. This effect does not
support On Demand Display for automatic adjustment of live video resolution in single-channel
division.
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Video Stabilization
Images from a shaky camera are jittery or blurry. This feature helps to reduce camera shake, leaving
you with clear and steady images.
Note: This function takes high CPU and memory usage. Make sure at least 1 GB of RAM is
installed on your system.
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), select Advanced Video Analysis, select
Stabilizer Setting, select up to 4 cameras to be configured, and then click the Configure button.
This dialog box appears.
Figure 3-52
2.
Use the drop-down list to select one camera, and check the Enable option.
3.
When the image enhancement is enabled, the system load will increase. Adjust the Refresh rate
by moving the slide bar to optimize system performance.
4.
Click Schedule to set a schedule to enable the function. For details, see Video Analysis Schedule
later in this chapter.
5.
If you want to view the demonstration of this function, click the Demo button.
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If dual-stream IP channels are applied, for better image quality, it is recommended to change the
streaming to single stream before you enable video stabilization. This effect does not support On
Demand Display for automatic adjustment of live video resolution in single-channel division.
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Wide Angle Lens Dewarping
Camera images can sometimes appear curved toward the edges of the view. This feature helps
correct distortion towards the edge of the camera view.
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), select System Configure and select Camera
Configure. This dialog box appears.
Figure 3-53
2.
Use the Camera Lens drop-down list to select Wide Angle.
3.
Click the
button. This dialog box appears.
Figure 3-54
4.
Move the slider to adjust the degree of warping. The adjusted view is shown on the right.
5.
Click OK.
6.
On the main screen, right-click the live view, select the camera number and select Wide Angle
Lens Dewarping to apply the setting.
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Note:
1.
This function only applies to live view and does not affect the recorded video, but it can also be
applied after a video is recorded. Refer to the Adjusting Distorted Views section in Chapter 4 for
details.
2.
If dual-stream IP channels are applied, for better image quality, it is recommended to change the
streaming to single stream before you enable wide angle lens dewarping. This effect does not
support On Demand Display for automatic adjustment of live video resolution in single-channel
division.
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Advanced Motion Detection
To avoid false motion detection, the Advanced Motion Detection feature provides five solutions:

Designate up to 5 levels of motion detection sensitivity for each outlined area

Mask off unwanted areas for monitoring, such as cloud and tree movement

Ignore video noise when the lighting condition is poor or changed

Set a minimum and maximum object size to only detect objects within the size range

Ignore environmental changes such as rain, snow and tree movement
Note: You can only enable either motion detection by sensitivity or by object size at a time.
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to Video Analysis, and then select
Advanced Motion Detection Setting. The Advanced Motion Detection Setup dialog box
appears.
2.
Select the camera to be configured, and click the Configure button. This dialog box appears.
Figure 3-55 Advanced Motion Detection Setup
3.
Select the desired camera from the drop-down list.
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To limit motion detection to objects within a size range, select User-defined and select Define
Object. Select Min. Object Size or Max. Object Size from the drop-down list and then drag an
area on the image.
5.
To set detection sensitivity in a specific area, clear the selection for User-defined and click Set
region. Select a sensitivity level by moving the slider, and then drag an area on the image. This
setup has sensitivity levels from 1 to 5, with 4 as default. You can create several areas with
different sensitivity levels.
6.
If you want to ignore motion in a certain area, click Mask Region, and then drag an area on the
image.
7.
If you want to ignore video noise when light changes, select Noise Tolerance and use the slider
to adjust the level. The higher the level, the more tolerant the system is to video noise.
8.
If you want to ignore environmental changes such as rain or snow, select Ignore environmental
changes.
9.
To set minimum time for motions to be counted as motion detection, select Minimum duration
and specify the minimum number of seconds motions must exceed (Max. 60 seconds),
10. Click OK to save your settings.
Note:
1.
This feature must work with the recording mode of Motion Detection: click the Configure button
(No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to System Configure, select Camera Configure, check Rec Video,
and then select Motion Detect (Figure 1-9).
2.
If you have set up Motion Sensitivity and Mask Filter in the Camera Configure settings (Figure
1-10), note that the configurations of Advanced Motion Detection have priority over these
settings.
3.
When Ignore environmental changes is selected, objects moving steadily and repeatedly in
the same direction for over 1.5 seconds will be filtered out and ignored.
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Crowd Detection
Crowd detection is used to generate an alert when a crowd of people gathers in a specified area and
exceeds the defined time threshold.
Note: Up to 16 cameras can be configured for this application.
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), click Advanced Video Analysis, and select
Crowd Detection Setting.
2.
Select the desired camera(s) to be configured, and click Configure. This dialog box appears.
Figure 3-56
3.
Select a camera from the Camera Selection drop-down list.
4.
By default the whole camera view is set to be the alarm region. Click the
default setting. Click the
drawn area, click the
5.
button to clear the
button to freely draw the alarm region. To cancel the previously
button.
Select Ratio of Changes. When the selected ratio of changes in the defined alarm region is
detected, the alarm will be activated. The smaller the ratio of changes, the more sensitive the
system is for changes in the camera view.
6.
Specify Tolerance Time of Alarm in seconds that allows a crowd to stay before an alarm
condition is activated.
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Every time when the system detects changes in the background image, you will be prompted for
alert. If you want to close the prompt, select Hide Reference Image Setup Dialog.
8.
In the Options section, you can optionally configure these settings:

Automatically Disable Alarm: Stops all types of triggered alerts, including computer alarm,
flashing boxes and output module after the specified duration. Disabling the alerts will not
disable alert settings and the detection in progress.

Embed Alarm Region into Recorded Video: This option will contain the flashing alert boxes
in the recorded files so that you can easily spot suspicious events during playback. Note that if
you are used to searching suspicious events with Object Search, do not enable this option.
These flashing boxes can cause false alarms.

Skip Instant Light Change: Ignores sudden illumination changes and avoids false alarms.
For example, light switches can cause illumination changes suddenly. W ith the option
selected, the system will ignore significant illumination changes without triggering the alarm
and continue monitoring. See the Note below for possible risk.

Invoke Alarm: Enables the computer alarm when an assemblage is detected. Click the […]
button next to the option to assign a .wav sound file.

Output Module: Activates the output device when an assemblage is detected. Click the […]
button next to the option to assign an installed output module and a pin number.

Never Recycle: Prevents the system from recycling the event files of crowd detection when
the recycle threshold is reached.
9.
You can click Test to test your settings. If an assemblage cannot be detected, decrease Ratio of
Changes to increase the system sensitivity for detection.
10. To activate the function at certain times only, click the Schedule button and select Active
Schedule. For details, see Video Analysis Schedule later in this chapter.
11. Click OK to apply the settings.
12. Start monitoring to run the application.
When a crowd of people gathers in the alarm region for the specified time, its location will be
highlighted on live video, the selected alarm or output will be activated, and the event will be recorded
as Crowd Detection in System Log for later retrieval.
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Note:
For the Skip Instant Light Change option:
1.
When it is selected, you may be subject to the risk that the system will not generate an alert
whenever the lens of the camera is covered by malice.
2.
If the infrared camera is in use, it is not recommended to select this option.
If you do not select Automatically Disable Alarm, you can stop all types of triggered alerts by this
step: Right-click on the camera image which has a flashing box indicating a triggered alert, select
Camera, select Crowd Detection and select either Reset Background Model or Reset Alert.

Reset Background Model: Rebuilds the reference image and resets the triggered alert. The
replaced reference image will be used as the base image for comparison with images on the
camera view to detect changes. The system will accept the crowd from this point on and no
longer generate any alert for it.

Reset Alert: Disables and resets the triggered alert. After the alert is reset if the crowd remains
gathering over the specified tolerance time, the system will still detect it as a crowd gathering and
keep generating alert.
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Advanced Scene Change Detection
Compared to Scene Change Detection that can only be applied in the indoors, the advanced version
of Scene Change Detection can be applied in the outdoors. The Advanced Scene Change Detection
detects and prevents any changes of scene, viewing angle or focus clearness made by malice.
Note:
1.
Up to 16 cameras can be configured for this application.
2.
It is highly recommended not to use Advanced Scene Change Detection and Scene Change
Detection together.
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), click Advanced Video Analysis, and select
Advanced Scene Change Detection Setting.
2.
Select the desired camera(s) to be configured, and click Configure. This dialog box appears.
Figure 3-57
3.
Select a camera from the Camera Selection drop-down list, and configure these settings:

Mask Region: If necessary, mask off the area on the camera view where motion will be
ignored.

Sensitivity: Adjusts detection sensitivity. The higher the value, the more sensitive the system
is for changes in the camera view.
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Tolerance Time of Alarm: Sets the duration of scene change before an alarm condition is
activated.

Automatically Disable Alarm: Stops all types of triggered alerts, including sound alarm,
flashing boxes and output module after the specified duration. Disabling the alerts will not
disable alert settings and the detection in progress.

Skip Instant Light Change: Ignores sudden illumination changes and avoids false alarms.
For example, light switches can cause illumination changes suddenly. W ith the option
selected, the system will ignore significant illumination changes without triggering the alarm
and continue monitoring. See the Note in Crowd Detection earlier in this chapter for possible
risk.

Invoke Alarm: Enables the computer alarm when the scene change is detected. Click the […]
button next to the option to assign a .wav sound file.

Output Module: Activates the output device when the scene change is detected. Click the […]
button next to the option to assign an installed output module and a pin number.

Never Recycle: Prevents the system from recycling the event files of scene change when the
recycle threshold is reached.
4.
You can click Test to test your settings. If the scene change cannot be detected, increase
Sensitivity value to increase system sensitivity to changes in the camera view.
5.
To activate the function at certain times only, click the Schedule button and select Active
Schedule. For details, see Video Analysis Schedule later in this chapter.
6.
Click OK to apply the settings.
7.
Start monitoring to run the application.
When a scene change is detected in the camera view for the specified time, its location will be
highlighted in live video, the selected alarm or output will be activated, and the event will be recorded
as Advanced Scene Change in System Log for later retrieval.
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If you do not select Automatically Disable Alarm, you can stop all types of triggered alerts by this
step:
Right-click on the camera image which has a flashing box indicating a triggered alert, select Camera,
select Advanced Scene Change Detection and select either Reset Background Model or Reset
Alert.

Reset Background Model: Rebuilds the reference image and resets the triggered alert. The
replaced reference image will be used as the base image for comparison with images on the
camera view to detect changes. The system will accept the scene change from this point on and
no longer generate any alert for it.

Reset Alert: Disables and resets the triggered alert. After the alert is reset, if the scene change
remains over the specified tolerance time, the system will still detect it as a scene change and
keep generating alert.
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Advanced Unattended Object Detection
Compared to Unattended Object Detection that can only be applied in the indoors, the advanced
version of Unattended Object Detection can be applied in the outdoors. The Advanced Unattended
Object Detection can generate an alert when any unattended object stays within the camera view.
Note:
1.
Up to 16 cameras can be configured for this application.
2.
It is highly recommended not to use Advanced Unattended Object Detection and Unattended
Object Detection together.
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), click Advanced Video Analysis, and select
Advanced Unattended Object Detection Setting.
2.
Select the desired camera(s) to be configured, and click Configure. This dialog box appears.
Figure 3-58
3.
Select a camera from the Camera Selection drop-down list.
4.
If necessary, use the Mask Region function to mask off the area on the camera view where
motion will be ignored.
5.
Select Unattended Object Size, and click the Camera icon to pause live images.
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Outline Min Object Size on the camera view, and select Max Object Size from the drop-down list
and outline it on the camera view.
7.
Select Sensitivity. The higher the value, the more sensitive the system is for changes in the
camera view.
8.
Specify Tolerance Time of Alarm in seconds that allows any unattended object to stay before an
alarm condition is activated.
9.
Every time when the system detects changes in the background image, you will be prompted for
alert. If you want to close the prompt, select Hide Reference Image Setup Dialog.
10. In the Options section, configure these settings:

Automatically Disable Alarm: Stops all types of triggered alerts, including computer alarm,
flashing boxes and output module after the specified duration. Disabling the alerts will not
disable alert settings and the detection in progress.

Embed Alarm Region into Recorded Video: This option will contain the flashing alert boxes
in the recorded files so that you can easily spot suspicious events during playback. Note that if
you are used to searching suspicious events with Object Search, do not enable this option.
These flashing boxes can cause false alarms.

Skip Instant Light Change: Ignores sudden illumination changes and avoids false alarms.
For example, light switches can cause illumination changes suddenly. W ith the option
selected, the system will ignore significant illumination changes without triggering the alarm
and continue monitoring. See the Note in Crowd Detection earlier in this chapter for possible
risk.

Invoke Alarm: Enables the computer alarm when an unattended object is detected. Click the
[…] button next to the option to assign a .wav sound file.

Output Module: Enables the output device when an unattended object is detected. Click the
[…] button next to the option to assign an installed output module and a pin number.

Never Recycle: W ith the option selected, the event files of unattended object detection will
not be recycled when the recycle threshold is reached.
11. You can click Test to test your settings. If the unattended object cannot be detected, increase
Sensitivity value to increase system sensitivity to changes in the camera view.
12. To activate the function at certain times only, click the Schedule button and select Active
Schedule. For details, see Video Analysis Schedule later in this chapter.
13. Click OK to apply the settings
14. Start monitoring to run the application.
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When any unattended object is detected in the camera view for the specified time, its location will be
highlighted in live video, the selected alarm or output will be activated, and the event will be recorded
as Advanced Unattended Object in System Log for later retrieval.
If you do not select Automatically Disable Alarm, you can stop all types of triggered alerts by this
step: Right-click on the camera image which has a flashing box indicating a triggered alert, select
Camera, select Advanced Unattended Object Detection and select either Reset Background
Model or Reset Alert.

Reset Background Model: Rebuilds the reference image and resets the triggered alert. The
replaced reference image will be used as the base image for comparison with images on the
camera view to detect changes. The system will accept the unattended object from this point on
and no longer generate any alert for it.

Reset Alert: Disables and resets the triggered alert. After the alert is reset if the object remains
unattended over the specified tolerance time, the system will still detect it as an unattended
object and keep generating alert.
.
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Advanced Missing Object Detection
Compared to Missing Object Detection that can only be applied in the indoors, the advanced version of
Missing Object Detection can be applied in the outdoors. The Advanced Missing Object Detection can
generate an alert when any object disappears from the camera view.
Note:
1.
Up to 16 cameras can be configured for this application.
2.
It is highly recommended not to use Advanced Missing Object Detection and Missing Object
Detection together.
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), click Advanced Video Analysis, and select
Advanced Missing Object Detection Setting.
2.
Select the desired camera(s) to be configured, and click Configure. This dialog box appears.
Figure 3-59
3.
Select a camera from the Camera Selection drop-down list.
4.
Click the
button to outline the regions on the objects you want to detect. To cancel the
previously drawn area, click the
5.
button.
Select Sensitivity. The higher the value, the more sensitive the system is for changes in the
camera view.
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Specify Tolerance Time of Alarm in seconds that allows any object missing before an alarm
condition is activated.
7.
Every time when the system detects changes in the background image, you will be prompted for
alert. You can disable the prompt by selecting Hide Reference Image Setup Dialog.
8.
In the Options section, configure these settings:

Automatically Disable Alarm: Stops all types of triggered alerts, including sound alarm,
flashing boxes and output module after the specified duration. Disabling the alerts will not
disable alert settings and the detection in progress.

Embed Alarm Region into Recorded Video: This option will contain the flashing alert boxes
in the recorded files so that you can easily spot suspicious events during playback. Note that if
you are used to searching suspicious events with Object Search, do not enable this option.
These flashing boxes can cause false alarms.

Skip Instant Light Change: Ignores sudden illumination changes to avoid false alarms. For
example, light switches can cause illumination changes suddenly. W ith the option selected,
the system will ignore significant illumination changes and continue monitoring. See the Note
in Crowd Detection earlier in this chapter.

Invoke Alarm: Enables the computer alarm when an object is detected to be missing. Click
the […] button next to the option to assign a .wav sound file.

Output Module: Enables the output device when an object is detected to be missing. Click
the […] button next to the option to assign an installed output module and a pin number.

Never Recycle: W ith the option selected, the event files of missing object detection will not
be recycled when the recycle threshold is reached.
9.
You can click Test to test your settings. If the missing object cannot be detected, increase
Sensitivity value to increase system sensitivity to changes in the camera view.
10. To activate the function at certain times only, click the Schedule button and select Active
Schedule. For details, see Video Analysis Schedule later in this chapter.
11. Click OK to apply the settings.
12. Start monitoring to run the application.
When any object, which you have outlined the regions for, disappears from the camera view for the
specified time, its location will be highlighted in live video, the selected alarm or output will be activated,
and the event will be recorded as Advanced Missing Object in System Log for later retrieval.
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If you do not select Automatically Disable Alarm, you can stop all types of triggered alerts by this
step:
Right-click on the camera image which has a flashing box indicating a triggered alert, select Camera,
select Advanced Missing Object Detection and select either Reset Background Model or Reset
Alert.

Reset Background Model: Rebuilds the reference image and resets the triggered alert. The
replaced reference image will be used as the base image for comparison with images on the
camera view to detect changes. The system will accept the object missing from this point on and
no longer generate any alert for it.

Reset Alert: Disables and resets the triggered alert. After the alert is reset if the object remains
missing over the specified tolerance time, the system will still detect it as a missing object and
keep generating alert.
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Video Analysis Schedule
A schedule monitoring has been added to most of Advanced Video Analysis and Video Analysis
functions. This feature allows you to maximize the use of cameras and video analysis effects on each
camera. W ith this feature, you can set multiple video analysis effects on each camera at different
times.
For example, previously when you want to configure Counter Setting to count the number of people
during work hours and also configure Intrusion Alarm Setting for thief detection after work hours, you
will require 2 cameras at the same location for this scenario. But with the feature, you can set a
schedule with just 1 camera to do Counter Setting between 7AM-5PM (working hours) and Intrusion
Alarm Setting between 5PM-7AM (after work hours).
Only a few functions of video analysis do not support the schedule feature. These functions are
Camera Popup Setting, Advanced Motion Detection, Video Lowpass Filter Setting and
Panorama Setting.
To set the Video Analytic schedule:
1.
Click the Configure (No. 14, Figure 1-2) button, select Video Analysis or Advanced Video
Analysis, select a supported analysis function, select the cameras to be configured and click
Configure. For this example, Counter/Intrusion Alarm Setting is selected and this dialog box
appears.
Figure 3-60
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Click the Schedule button in the bottom left corner of the dialog box. This dialog box appears.
Figure 3-61
3.
Select Active Schedule to enable video analytic schedule.
4.
Select Span 1 and specify a time period. The period that you specify is effective from Monday
through Sunday.
5.
Set more spans based on your requirements.
6.
To have the video analysis function all day on the weekend, select Weekend Apply and define
whether the weekend includes Sunday & Saturday or Sunday Only.
7.
Click OK to apply the settings.
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Privacy Mask Schedule
The schedule setting of Privacy Mask allows you to disable the function during holidays and
weekends.
1.
Click the Configure (No. 14, Figure 1-2) button, select Video Analysis, select Privacy Mask
Setting, select the cameras to be configured and click Configure.
2.
Click the Schedule button.
Figure 3-62
3.
Select Enable to enable video analytic schedule.
4.
Select Span 1 and specify a time period. The period that you specify is effective from Monday
through Friday.
5.
Set more spans based on your needs.
6.
Set the schedule for holidays and weekends by selecting Enable according to time span,
Enable all day or Disable.
7.
Use the Priority drop-down list to select whether to use the schedule setting for Holiday or
Weekend when the holiday is on a weekend.
8.
Click OK to apply the settings.
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Fisheye View
A fisheye camera allows you to cover all angles of a location with just one fisheye camera. The
distorted hemispherical image produced by the fisheye camera will be converted to a conventional
rectilinear projection.
You can choose among four view modes and adjust the PTZ views to different angles.
Quad view: 4 PTZ views
360 degree: 2 PTZ view & 1 360º view
Dual 180 degree: 2 180º views
Single view: 1 PTZ view
Figure 3-63
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Setting Up a GV-Fisheye Camera
1.
Right-click the image of the fisheye camera, select the camera number, and select Geo Fisheye.
2.
To customize the fisheye settings, right-click the image and select Fisheye Option. The following
configurations are available:

Camera Modes: You can choose among four view modes.

Geo Fisheye: Quad view: Composed of four PTZ views.

Geo Fisheye: 360 degree: Composed of two PTZ views and one 360º panoramic
view.


Geo Fisheye: Dual 180 degree: Composed of two 180º views.

Geo Fisheye: Single view: Composed of one PTZ view.
Camera Position: Select Ceiling, Wall or Ground according to where the camera is
mounted.

Adjust Auto Pan Speed At Top-Left Channel: Select low, medium, or high speed to
enable Auto Pan for one PTZ view at the rotation speed of your choice. This option applies
to Quad view, 360 degree and Single view.

Zoom: Select Zoom In or Zoom Out and then click on the image.

Show Source Video At Top-Right Channel: You can display the circular source image in
the top-right quadrant when Quad view is selected.

Fisheye Settings:
Figure 3-64

Screen Ratio Setting: Sets the display ratio to be 4:3 or 16:9.
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Wide View: Increases the height of the 180 degree view when camera position is set
to wall mount.
Figure 3-65: Wide View Disabled

Figure 3-66: Wide View Enabled
Hardware Acceleration: Dewarps fisheye view processed by GPU to lower CPU
loading. Select Apply All to apply the hardware acceleration to other fisheye views.

Frame Rate Control: Limits the frame rate of the fisheye live view to the number
specified here. Select Apply All to apply the frame rate control to other fisheye views.

Show Original Video in Low Resolution: Shows source video when resolution is
low.
Note: The default setting for Hardware Acceleration is enabled for GPU dewarping and it
automatically detects the Screen Ratio Setting. If you clear Hardware Acceleration, it changes to
CPU dewarping and you can select the Screen Ratio Setting.
3.
You can drag and drop PTZ view or 180 degree view to adjust the viewing angle.
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Setting Up a Third-Party Fisheye Camera
rd
You can also enable dewarping for 3 party fisheye cameras and access fisheye related functions.
1.
To set up a third-party fisheye camera, click the Configure button, select System Configure and
select Camera Configure.

To set up a camera installed with an ImmerVision IMV1 Panorama Lens, under Camera
Lens, select IMV1 Panomorph. On the main screen, click the camera number and select
IMV1 Panomorph to dewarp images. For details see .Step 2 in Setting Up a GV-Fisheye
Camera earlier in this chapter.

For other third-party fisheye cameras, under Camera Lens, select Fisheye. On the main
screen, click the camera number and select Fisheye to dewarp images. For details
see .Step 2 in Setting Up a GV-Fisheye Camera earlier in this chapter.
Figure 3-67
2.
To adjust the image alignment for optimal results, right-click the camera image, select Fisheye
Option and select Image Alignment. In the dialog box, align the dotted circle with the outer edge
of the camera image, and then align it with the inner edge of the image frame.
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Outer Edge
Inner Edge
Figure 3-68
3.
. To access fisheye related functions, right-click the camera image and select Fisheye Option.
Note:
1.
For GV-Fisheye Cameras, the image alignment function is only available on its Web interface.
2.
Regardless of the view mode selected here, the hemispherical fisheye source image will be
recorded. W hen playing back the events in ViewLog, the GV-System will reconvert the source
image to different view modes according to your preference. To see how to play back the events
in fisheye view mode, see Playback Screen Layout in Chapter 4.
3.
To enable fisheye functions through WebCam Server, you must first set the fisheye view to
megapixel resolution in WebCam settings. Refer to Hardware-Compressed or Megapixel Stream
in Chapter 8 for more details.
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Object Tracking
You can now set up object tracking in fisheye live view to track moving object. The function is only
available when the fisheye camera mode is set to be Geo Fisheye: 360 degree. W hen motion is
detected in the fisheye, the top-right channel will start tracking the moving object and in the 360 degree
view at the bottom, the moving object will be highlighted.
Figure 3-69
2.
Right-click the fisheye view, select the camera number and select Geo Fisheye.
3.
Right-click the fisheye view, select Fisheye Option, select Camera Mode and select Geo
Fisheye: 360 degree.
4.
Right-click the fisheye view, select Fisheye Option, select 360 Object Tracking and select
Advanced Settings. This dialog box appears.
Figure 3-70
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Use the options below to customize object tracking.
 Mask Region: Use the mouse to outline a mask region where motion will be ignored.
 Object Size: Click the
button to pause the live view and then use the mouse to outline
the maximum and minimum size of the targeted object.
 Dwell Time of Motion: After a targeted object stops moving, the highlighted region and the
top-right channel will remain fixed on the area for the number of seconds specified. Any new
motion detected during the dwell time will be ignored to prevent the camera view from
frequently jumping from one area to another.
 Schedule: Click Schedule to activate object tracking at certain times only. Refer to Video
Analysis Schedule earlier in this chapter for more details.
6.
Right-click the fisheye view, select Fisheye Option, select 360 Object Tracking and select
Tracking to enable object tracking.
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Specifications
Feature
Panorama View
Defogging
Stabilizer
Crowd Detection
Notes

1 GB of RAM minimum required

4 sets of panorama view for live view monitoring

9 MB of RAM minimum required for each channel

Maximum of 32 channels

6 MB of RAM minimum required for each channel

Maximum of 4 channels

Maximum of 16 channels

Maximum of 16 channels

3 MB of RAM minimum required for each channel

7 fps and 9 MB of RAM minimum required for each
Advanced Scene Change Detection /
Advanced Unattended Object Detection /
Advanced Missing Object Detection
Scene Change Detection
channel
Object Counting

Maximum of 16 channels

512 MB of RAM and Pentium 4 Dual Core 2.13 GHz
of CPU required for 8 or more cameras
Privacy Mask

3 MB of RAM minimum required for each channel

Maximum of 250 detection boxes can be set

The overall size of detection boxes cannot exceed
102400 bytes.
Face Count

Maximum of 16 channels
Object Index /

7 fps and 14 MB of RAM minimum required for each
Object Monitor /
Face Detection /
channel

Maximum of 16 channels
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Note: To use two or more of the following functions simultaneously, at least 2 GB of RAM is required:
Advanced Video Analysis, Video Analysis, IP Camera and Pre-Record by Memory.
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Chapter 4
Video Playback................................... 222
4.1 Playing Back on ViewLog ..................................................................... 223
4.1.1
Playback Screen Layout ...................................................................................... 226
4.1.2
Playback Control Buttons ..................................................................................... 228
4.1.3
Recycling Option for Video Files .......................................................................... 230
4.1.4
Bookmarking a Frame.......................................................................................... 231
4.1.5
Searching a Video Event ..................................................................................... 233
4.1.6
Merging and Exporting Video............................................................................... 238
4.1.7
Extracting Frames from a Video Event ................................................................ 245
4.1.8
Saving Images ..................................................................................................... 246
4.1.9
Printing Images .................................................................................................... 247
4.1.10
Setting Face Mask ............................................................................................. 249
4.1.11
Displaying GPS Data ......................................................................................... 251
4.1.12
Adjusting Distorted Views .................................................................................. 252
4.1.13
Object Tracking in Fisheye View........................................................................ 253
4.1.14
Event Search for Limit........................................................................................ 255
4.1.15
Advanced Settings ............................................................................................. 256
4.2 Object Search......................................................................................... 264
4.3 Advanced Log Browser......................................................................... 267
4.3.1
Filter Settings ....................................................................................................... 269
4.4 Quick Search.......................................................................................... 271
4.4.1
Event Query Settings ........................................................................................... 273
4.4.2
Advanced Search Settings .................................................................................. 274
4.5 Address Book ........................................................................................ 275
4.5.1
Creating a Host Account ...................................................................................... 275
4.5.2
Creating a Group ................................................................................................. 276
4.5.3
Creating a Folder Link.......................................................................................... 277
4.5.4
Connecting from Address Book ........................................................................... 278
4.5.5
Importing and Exporting the Address Book ......................................................... 279
4.6 Remote ViewLog Service ...................................................................... 280
4.6.1
Retrieving Recordings from a Single Host........................................................... 280
4.6.2
Retrieving Recordings from Multiple Hosts .......................................................... 281
4.6.3
Retrieving Images of Object Index....................................................................... 282
4.6.4
Resuming Backup ................................................................................................ 283
4.7 Single Player .......................................................................................... 284
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Single Player W indow .......................................................................................... 284
4.8 GPS Tracks Playback ............................................................................ 286
4.9 Touch Screen Support........................................................................... 288
4.10 Fast Key Reference ............................................................................. 289
4.11 Specifications....................................................................................... 289
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Recorded files can be played back using different software applications offered by the system –
ViewLog, Quick Search, Remote Playback System and Remote Playback System WebCam version.
Following is a comparison table for these applications. This is not a complete comparison table,
because many of these features are discussed in details throughout the manual. However, this table
may help you to decide which application to use under a given situation.
Application
Description
A full-function player, allowing you to play back video, search a video
ViewLog
event, merge and export video and etc. See 4.1 Playing Back on
ViewLog.
Object Search
A more convenient tool that allows you to search video files recorded
on motion or alarm. See 4.2 Object Search.
Quick Search
Searches and plays back POS events. See 4.4 Quick Search.
Remote Playback Server
No additional software installation is necessary. Just play back using
WebCam version
your W eb browser. See Remote Viewing in Chapter 8.
Plays back the backup recorded files. Provides simple and easy
Single Player
playback functions. See 4.8 Single Player.
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Playing Back on ViewLog
The ViewLog plays back recorded video files without affecting recording. There are two ways to launch
ViewLog:

Start VideoLog from the GV folder (W indows Start menu/Programs)

On the Main System, click the ViewLog button (No.13, Figure 1-2) and then select Video/Audio
Log. Or press [F10] on the keyboard.
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
Figure 4-1 The ViewLog Window
Without further settings you can play back the event by clicking the Play button on Playback Panel.
Click the View Mode button (No. 8, Figure 4-1) to switch the current view mode to a multi-channel view.
Use controls on Playback Panel to view the event in the way you want. Move the slider in Playback
Meter (No. 12, Figure 4-1) forward and backward to navigate video frames.
To play back multiple events, keep pressing [CTRL] on the keyboard and highlight the desired events
on the Video Event List (No. 6, Figure 4-1). Then click the Play button to play these events. To select
events from different dates, click the date from the Date Tree (No. 4, Figure 4-1). Events of that date
will be listed in the Video Event List.
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The controls in the ViewLog window:
No.
Name
Description
1
Camera Name
Indicates the given camera name.
2
Camera View
Displays the playback video.
3
Arrow Switch
Switches between List Mode and Line Mode. Sets up MDB filter.
4
Date Tree
Displays date folders.
5
Display Option
Specifies the event type to display in List Mode or Line Mode.
6
Video Event List
Displays video events within a certain date folder.
7
Camera Select
Sets a desired camera for display.
Sets screen divisions: Single View, Panorama View, Quad View or
8
View Mode
Multi View. Single View also includes these options: Standard,
Thumbnail, Mega Pixel (PIP), Mega Pixel (PAP), Geo Fisheye and
IMV1 Panomorph.
Accesses basic search, advanced search and bookmark. Reloads
9
Advanced
10
Normal
Displays or closes the Timeline or Video Event List.
11
Function Panel
Provides various settings for ViewLog.
12
Slider
Moves the slider to rewind or forward the video during playback.
13
Audio Playback
Enables audio playback.
14
Playback Panel
Contains typical playback control buttons.
video event list.
A highlighted icon indicates an enabled function. From left to right are
the wide angle lens dewarping, defogging function, stabilizer function,
15
Function Icons
reconnection to Remote ViewLog, A to B Mode, auto playing of next
events, the contrast and brightness function, the light enhancement
and equalization function, the sharpness and smoothness function
and the grayscale function.
16
Playback Speed
Indicates the playback speed. x1 represents normal playback speed.
17
Time Display
Indicates the time of the playback video.
18
Date Display
Indicates the date of the playback video.
19
Exit
Closes or minimizes the ViewLog window.
20
A to B Mode
Plays repeatedly the set frames A to B.
21
Playback Mode
Plays back video frame by frame, on real time, with smooth playback
or with just key frames.
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1
2
3
4
7
Figure 4-2 Function Panel
The controls in the Function Panel:
No.
Name
Description
Adds effects to the images. The effect options include:
Contrast/Brightness, Light Enhancement, Equalization, Sharpen,
1
Effects
Smooth, Grayscale, Undo to Prev. Action, Undo All Effects, Copy Image
to Clipboard, Sample, and Advanced Video Analysis (Defog, Stabilizer,
Wide Angle Lens Dewarping).
See Adjusting Distorted Views later in this chapter.
2
Save As AVI
Save a video file as avi or exe format.
See Merging and Exporting Video later in this chapter.
3
Save As Image
4
Print
5
Setting
Save a video image as bmp, jpg, gif, png, or tif format.
See Saving Images later in this chapter.
Specifies various settings for printing.
Accesses system settings of ViewLog.
See Advanced Settings later in this chapter.
Brings up these options: Object Search, Advanced Log Browser, Delete
Log, Remote ViewLog Service, Remote Storage System, Address Book,
6
Tools
Display GIS W indow, Select Map API, and Tool Kit.
See Object Search, Advanced Log Browser, Remote ViewLog Service
later in this chapter.
7
Backup
Backs up video files. See Chapter 5 Back up, Deletion and Repair.
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Playback Screen Layout
Click the View Mode button (No. 8, Figure 4-1) any time when you want to change the current view
mode.

Single View: Includes the following types of layouts:
Standard: Displays one playback channel only.
Thumbnail: Reviews images frame by frame in thumbnails,.
Mega Pixel (PIP): Crops a video to get a close-up view or zoom in on the video. For details,
see Picture-in-Picture View in Chapter 1.
Mega Pixel (PAP): Creates a split video effect with multiple close-up views on the image.
For details, see Picture-and-Picture View in Chapter 1.
Geo Fisheye: Displays the fisheye images recorded with GV-Fisheye Camera or third-party
fisheye cameras in different view modes. For details, see Fisheye View in Chapter 3.
IMV1 Panomorph: Displays the fisheye images recorded with an ImmerVision IMV1
Panorama Lens in different view modes. For details see .Step 1 in Setting Up a GV-Fisheye
Camera earlier in this chapter.

Panorama View: Plays back in continuous scenes. For details, see Panorama View in Chapter 3.
Note this function is only available when an appropriate USB dongle is used.

Quad View: Plays back in a quad layout. For details, see [Quad View] in Advanced Settings later
in this chapter.

Multi View: Plays back up to 16 camera recordings. For details, see [Multi View] in Advanced
Settings later in this chapter.
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The option of Thumbnail View is disabled while a video file is playing back. Wait until the video ends or
click the Pause button to make the option available.
In a thumbnail view, a video file is divided into a set of frames. The frames are displayed in 25
playback windows, shown as follows. This helps to locate required frames you may otherwise miss by
other viewing methods.
Figure 4-3
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Playback Control Buttons
Playback Scroll
Home
Rewind
Real Time /
Frame by Frame /
Just Key Frame /
Smooth Playback
Audio Playback
Stop
Previous Frame
Next Frame
Play / Pause
Speed
End
A to B Mode
Zoom
Figure 4-4
By default, the ViewLog is set to play back video in real time mode. To change playback modes, find
the

button on the Playback Control Panel.
Frame by Frame (without audio): Plays back video frame by frame without audio. This method
delays playback depending on bandwidth and computer performance, but all video frames are
fully played back. W hen the view mode is set to be Panorama View, Quad View or Multi View, this
is the default play mode.

Real Time: Plays back video on real time. This method saves waiting time for rendering, but drop
frames to give the appearance of real-time playback. When the view mode is set to be Single, the
default play mode is Real Time.

Just Key Frame: Plays back the most representative frames of video. W hen your network
bandwidth is limited, select this option to enhance the playback smoothness.

Smooth Playback: W hen the playback appears choppy, select this option to enhance the
smoothness.
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Note:
1.
For the MJPEG codec, every frame is key frame.
2.
The Key Frame function only works on V8.3.3 or later. If the version of connected GV-System,
through Remote ViewLog, is earlier than V8.3.3, the Key Frame function is not available.
A to B Playback Mode
When playing video events, you can set a starting and an ending frame for auto-playing:
1.
To set the starting frame A, click the A to B Mode button (Figure 4-4). The message A to B Mode
(Set A) appears on the screen.
2.
To set the ending frame B, click the A to B Mode button. The message A to B Mode (Set B)
appears on the screen.
ViewLog will start playing the set frames A to B repeatedly. To stop the playing, click the A to B Mode
button; the message A to B Mode (Cancelled) will appear.
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Recycling Option for Video Files
You can choose whether to recycle your video files. To apply this function, follow the steps below.
1.
Select a desired video event from Video Event List (No. 6, Figure 4-1), and then right-click it to call
up a menu as shown below.
The never-recycling flag
The never-recycling option
Figure 4-6
2.
Select the Mark Never Recycle option. A never-recycling flag will appear next to the video event.
3.
To disable the never-recycling function, right-click the video event again and select Unmark
Never Recycle.
Unmarking All Never-Recycling Flags
The above step 3 illustrates how to unmark never-recycling flag one by one. W hen you like to unmark
all the never-recycling flags in certain cameras, follow the steps below.
1.
Shut down ViewLog and Main System if they are running.
2.
Go to the W indows Start menu, select Programs, point to the GV folder, and then click
RepairL o g 50 0.ex e. A valid ID and a password are required.
3.
When the Select Camera for Repair Database dialog box appears, select the cameras of video
files that you want to unmark their never-recycling flags.
4.
Click OK to open the Repair Database dialog box. See Figure 5-8 in Chapter 5.
5.
Uncheck Reserve Never-recycle Flag.
6.
Click the Use Default Path button to unmark all the never-recycling flags.
Reserving Never-Recycling Flags
If you like to reserve all the never-recycling flags you marked on video events even after repairing the
database, check Reserve Never-recycle Flag on the Repair Database window before making repairs.
See Figure 5-8 in Chapter 5.
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Bookmarking a Frame
You can create a bookmark for a video frame and later return to that frame quickly or resume a video
from where you bookmarked.
Creating a Bookmark
1.
Click the Pause button at the frame you want to bookmark.
2.
Right-click the frame and select Add to Bookmark. The Bookmark Description dialog box
appears.
Figure 4-7
3.
Type the text for the bookmark label.
Note: By default, bookmarked frames are saved at :\GVxxx\Bookmark and are in JPEG format.
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Viewing a Bookmark
1.
Click the Advanced button (No. 9, Figure 4-1) and select Bookmark. The Bookmark window
appears.
Figure 4-8
2.
In the Camera drop-down list, select a desired camera to display its bookmarks, or select All to
display all the bookmarks.
3.
To change a bookmark displayed at the front, click the desired bookmark behind the one at the
front. You can also select List Mode to display all bookmarks in the thumbnail view.
4.
To resume playback from a bookmark, double-click the bookmark. The bookmarked frame is
displayed on the ViewLog window. Click the Play button to play the video for up to 5 minutes.
5.
To rename, delete or import the bookmark, right-click the desired bookmarked frame to have
these options.
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Searching a Video Event
ViewLog offers four search methods: Basic Search, Advanced Search, List Mode and Line Mode. The
four methods allow you to locate a video event recorded by a specific camera and during a specific
time period.
Basic Search
1.
Click the Advanced button (No. 9, Figure 4-1) and select Basic Search. This dialog box appears.
Alternatively, press [CTRL] + [F8] on the keyboard to call it up.
Figure 4-9
2.
If you want to search the video events recorded during the Daylight Saving Time period, select
Search event in DST.
3.
Specify a desired date and time.
4.
Click the Search button for the search. If the specified time can’t be found, a prompt will appear
for you to select a next or previous video event available.
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Advanced Search
1.
Click the Advanced button (No. 9, Figure 4-1) and select Advanced Search. This dialog box
appears. Alternatively, press [F8] on the keyboard to call it up.
Figure 4-10
2.
If you want to search the video events recorded during the Daylight Saving Time period, select
Search event in DST.
3.
Specify the desired date, time period, and cameras for search.
4.
Click OK to start searching.
5.
In the Video Event list, the events matching the search criteria will be highlighted in gray color.
Click the Play button to play back the highlighted events.
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List Mode and Line Mode
The List Mode and Line Mode allow you to see video events listed by date and to search events by
event types or a POS item. The List Mode displays events in an Event List, while the Line Mode
displays events in a timeline. To switch between the two modes:
1.
Click the Normal button. The List Mode or the Line Mode window appears.
2.
Click the arrow on the top left corner.
Figure 4-11
3.
Select Switch Time Mode, and select List Mode to see the Video Event List or Line Mode to
see the Event Timeline.
List Mode
1.
Select a camera from the drop-down list.
2.
Click the date tree to see video events recorded on that day.
3.
To choose what information to display in the Video Event List or to search by event types or a
POS item, select one of the following display options from the drop-down list.
Figure 4-12
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 Event Only: Lists the video events only.
 Event + Total Frame: Lists the video events and their total number of frames.
 Event + Total Time: Lists the video events and their total time length.
 Event + Total Size: Lists the video events and their total file size.
 Never-Recycle Events: Lists the never recycle video events only.
 Monitor Table: Lists the types of video events selected in MDB filter. See the section below
on how to set up the MDB filter.
 POS Table: Lists the video events with the item specified in MDB filter for each POS device.
See the section below on how to set up the MDB filter.
Line Mode
Figure 4-13
1.
To see video events on a particular day, click the date tree.
2.
Move the mouse pointer on the desired blue block of that camera, and right-click it to have the
sub Timelines of hour mode and minute mode. Three types of timeline modes are available:

Change to day mode: The default mode displaying at which hour the events have been
recorded.

Change to hour mode: Opens the sub Timeline displaying at which minute the events have
been recorded.

Change to minute mode: Opens the sub Timeline displaying at which second the events
have been recorded.
3.
To display the audio information for each camera on the timeline, select Display Audio
Information.
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To search events by event types or a POS item, select Display MDB Information and click the
Arrow button. Select Monitor Table to see the events types selected in the MDB filter and select
POS Table to see the POS item specified in the MDB filter. The selected event types or POS
item are marked in orange. See the section below on how to set up the MDB filter.
Setting up the MDB filter:
1.
Click the arrow on the top-left corner of the event search window.
2.
Select MDB Filter. This dialog box appears.
Figure 4-14
3.
Select the types of events or type the POS item you want to search.
4.
Click OK.
Note: The MDB filter only sorts out the events recorded in the System Log. To record motion
detection events in the System Log, ensure to select Register Motion Event (Configure button <
System Configure < Camera Configure).
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Merging and Exporting Video
You can merge several video files into a single file and export it in AVI format. You can also choose to
export the file in EXE format which allows you to play video with any multimedia player.
Simple Merge
Simple Merge allows you to merge several video files into a single file.
Note: The maximum size of the merged file is 2 GB. If the merged file is over the limit, it will be split
up into another file.
1.
From the Video Event list (No. 6, Figure 4-1), select one event or several events by using Ctrl +
left click.
2.
Select the screen division from the View Mode button (No. 8, Figure 4-1).
3.
Click the Save As AVI button (No. 2, Figure 4-2). This dialog box appears.
Alternatively, press [S] on the keyboard to call it up.
Figure 4-15
4.
Save AVI File
Drag the timelines to define a starting and ending time of the file.
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If the video event has the Privacy Mask settings, and you want to retrieve the recoverable
block-out area(s) in the exported file, type a valid ID and password in the Remove Recoverable
Privacy Mask region(s) field. If you want to remain the recoverable block-out area(s) in the
exported file, leave the field blank.
6.
If you want to add more Privacy Masks onto the video, follow the instructions in Privacy Mask
Settings later in this chapter.
7.
If you want to save the video file in the codec type that it was originally recorded in, enable Direct
Merge (Higher Speed).
Note: Once the Direct Merge (Higher Speed) is enabled, you will not be able to customize settings
such as codec selection, privacy mask recoverability and digital watermark, but the time required for
conversion is significantly reduced.
8.
To configure the saving path and format of the exported video, click the Setting tab. For details
see AVI File Settings later in this chapter.
9.
Click OK to export and save the file.
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Advanced Merge
Advanced Merge allows you to merge several AVI files into a big single file or into a number of files of a
set duration.
1.
On the function panel, click the Save as AVI button (No. 2, Figure 4-2) and select Advanced
Merge. This dialog box appears.
Figure 4-16
2.
In the Time Period section, specify Start and End time to locate files. The number of video and
audio files for each camera found within the specified time is displayed on the left camera list. For
example, “Camera 9 18+0” means the Camera 9 has created 18 video files and 0 audio files
within the specified time. By default you can only merge the files of one day.
3.
In the Merge Mode section, select one of the merging methods:

Single File: Merges several AVI files into a single file. The maximum size of the merged file is
2 GB for FAT32 and NFTS file systems. If the merged file exceeds the limit of W indows file
system, it will be split up into another file.

Multiple Files: Merges AVI files into several files of a specific duration. After specifying the
duration, you can see the number of merged files will be created.

Direct Merge (Higher Speed): The merging method only joins video files together without
the inclusion of their video effects, such as privacy masks, watermarks, time stamps, GPS
data and etc.
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Using the Direct Merge to merge several AVI files into a single file, also select Single
File.

Using the Direct Merge to merge AVI files based on the specified duration, also select
Multiple Files.

To merge audio and video together, click the arrow button and select Include Audio.
Since the exclusion of video effects, the Direct Merge is faster than the other two merging
methods.
4.
In the Output Location section, specify the storage location of merged files, and select whether
to save merged files in EXE format.
5.
In the Advanced Operation section:

If you select Single File at the step 3, click the
button to configure video effects to
merged files. For details, see Merging and Exporting Video earlier in this chapter.

If you select Multiple File at the step 3, you can define different video effects for each time
segment. Select a period of time and click the
button to define the video effects to the
specific time segment.
6.
Click Start to begin merging files.
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Exporting PIP / PAP View
You can apply PIP (Picture-in-Picture) or PAP (Picture-and-Picture) view to a recorded video and then
export the video. The video will be played back in PIP or PAP view.
1.
Select a recorded video, click the View Mode button, select Single View and select Mega Pixel
View (PIP) or Mega Pixel View (PAP).
2.
For PIP View, adjust the navigation box to have a close-up view of the selected area. For PAP
View, drag up to 7 areas to see the close-up views.
3.
Click the Save as AVI button and select Save as AVI. The PIP or PAP view you have set appears.
Figure 4-17
4.
Click OK to export the video. W hen you play back the video, the PIP or PAP view will be applied.
Note: If the frame of the PIP / PAP navigation box is partially invisible, click the Setting tab, click the
arrow next to Video Effects and clear the selection for De-Interlace.
For more details on PIP or PAP view, see Picture-in-Picture View or Picture-and-Picture View in
Chapter 1.
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Privacy Mask Settings
In case you forget to set the Privacy Mask at the Main System or need to add more Privacy Masks
onto the video for special requirements, you can do that in ViewLog.
1.
In the Export with New Privacy Mask Region(s) section (Figure 4-14), select Un-recoverable
and/or Recoverable.
2.

Un-recoverable: The block-out area(s) in the recorded files cannot be retrieved.

Recoverable: The block-out area(s) is retrievable with password protection.
Drag the area(s) where you want to block out on the image. You will be prompted to click Add to
save the setting.
Using a valid ID and Password, you can retrieve the recoverable block-out area(s) in the exported file.
For details on the Privacy Mask, see Privacy Mask Protection in Chapter 3.
AVI File Settings
To configure the format of exported video, follow these steps:
1.
Click the Setting tab in the Save AVI File dialog box. Note that when you save the AVI file in single
view mode, the window looks slightly different.
Figure 4-18
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[Set Location] Click the […] button to assign a saving path.
[Normal]

Time Merge: Select whether to save a full-length video with recorded and non-recorded
periods. The non-recorded period will display a blank blue screen. This option is designed
to accurately reflect your recording status.

Save as EXE: Select whether to save files in EXE format. Enable this feature if you want to
play back video at the computer without installing GV-System. This format allows you to
auto-play the files with any third-party player.

Add digital watermark: Select whether to include the watermark in the exported video.
This option is only available when the watermark has been applied on the recorded video.

Date/Time: Select whether to include date and/or time stamps. You can also select the font
type and size, stamp position and color on the images.

Video Effects: Select whether to include the special effects in the exported video. To
include the effects of De-Interlace, Defog, Stabilizer, Overlay’s Camera and Time and
Overlay’s POS, you must have applied these functions on the recorded video.

Audio Export: Select Denoise to remove audio noises from the video, or select Channel
for audio exporting.

GPS Export: Select Channels to export the GPS data recorded on the GV-System. .
[Codec Selection]

Geo H264: This codec is created by Guardian Security Solutions. It provides better image
quality, higher frame rates and smaller files size than any other. If the codec is selected, you
must play the exported files on the computer with the Geo codec installed. Otherwise you
can export the files in EXE format in order to play the video at any computer.

WMV9: This code is created by Microsoft. It allows you to play the video with W indows
Media Player directly without using Guardian Security Solutions codec. If the codec is
selected, the Privacy Mask you created using the ViewLog will be disabled.
2.
Click OK to apply above settings.
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Extracting Frames from a Video Event
You can extract certain frames of a video event and save them as another event.
1.
Click the Save As AVI button (No. 2, Figure 4-2), and select Display Merging List. This dialog
box appears.
Figure 4-19
2.
Select a desired video file from the Video Event list.
3.
Click the Play button on the Playback Panel to play the video.
4.
To set the start frame, click the A to B Mode button ● in the Merging List dialog box. The button
turns black. If you want to reset the start frame, click the Cancel button
and then click the A
to B Mode button ● again to set a new start frame.
5.
To set the end frame, click the A to B Mode button ●. The system starts extracting the specified
frames from the file. W hen the extract is complete, the Status field displays “Complete”.
6.
To view the extract, click the arrow button on the list, and select Play.
7.
To view where the file is located, click the arrow button on the list and select Open Path.
Note: If you want to clear the entries on the Merging List, click the arrow button beside the desired
entry, and select Clear. The entry will be deleted, but the saved file is still kept in the storage
location.
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Saving Images
You can save the current camera view as an image file.
1.
Click the Save As Image button (No. 3, Figure 4-2). This dialog box appears.
Figure 4-20
[Stamp Text on the Image]
Select whether to include host name, camera name, date and/or time stamp on the image.
Selecting Transparent Text will create the stamp on the transparent background.
Selecting Watermark and Deinterlace will include the two features in the saved image.
[The image] Click on the image at the bottom to preview the stamp text. Click on the image
again to close the preview window.
2.
Name the file, select a file format, and then assign the location to save the image file.
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Printing Images
You can print images in three layout styles: single view, quad view or multi view.
1.
Click the View Mode button (No. 8, Figure 4-1) to decide the screen layout.
Note that Thumbnail View is not available for print.
2.
Select an event in the Video Events list (No. 6, Figure 4-1), and then click the Print button (No. 4,
Figure 4-2). This dialog box appears.
Figure 4-21
[Image Ratio and Position] Changes the size of the image and its position on the page. This
option is only available in Single View mode.

Preserve aspect ratio: Click to maintain the aspect ratio when resizing an image.

Align to center: Click to change the position of the image on the page.
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[Text Stamp and Position]
Select whether to include the host name, camera name, date and/or time stamp on the printed
image.
Select Print note to include a note below the image. Under the Print note field, type the text of
less than 64 characters.
3.

Stamp position icons: Sets the position where the stamp is printed.

Set Font tab: Click to select the font type for the stamp.
Click OK to save the settings or Print to print out the page.
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Setting Face Mask
You can change the account privileges of Power User, User and Guest to apply Face Mask, which is
designed to detect and blur the human faces in recorded videos for privacy purposes. All Supervisor
accounts can see the recorded video without face masks.
Figure 4-22
Note:
1.
The Face Mask function is designed to detect front-view faces only, and the area of the detected
face must take up 10% to 50% of the live image. For other limitations, see Face Detection in
Chapter 3.
2.
When the Face Mask function is enabled, the Speed Up button
will be grayed out.
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To Enable the Face Mask for an User Account:
1.
On the GV-System, click the Configure button, select System Configure, select Password
Setup, and select Local Account Edit. This dialog box appears .
Figure 4–23
2.
Select a Power User, User or Guest account and click the Viewlog tab at the bottom.
3.
Clear the selection for Display detected faces to blur human faces when the user watch
recorded events in ViewLog.
4.
Click OK.
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Displaying GPS Data
If the recorded video includes GPS data, you can enable GPS data display to see the coordinates and
the average speed of the vehicle on the playback video.
1.
Click the Setting button (No.5, Figure 4-1), click the Display tab and select Display GPS
positions.
Figure 4-24
2.
The coordinates and the average speed of the vehicle will be displayed in the top-left corner on
the playback video.
Figure 4-25
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Adjusting Distorted Views
When viewing videos through the ViewLog player, images may be curved near the corners. Use the
Wide Angle Lens Dewarping feature to correct image distortion.
1.
Click the Effect button, select Advanced Video Analysis and select Wide Angle Lens
Dewarping. This dialog box appears.
Figure 4-26
2.
Select the cameras to apply W ide Angle Lens Dewarping.
3.
Click the
button to adjust the level of dewarping. This dialog box appears.
Figure 4-27
4.
Move the slider at the bottom to adjust the degree of warping. The adjusted view is shown on the
right.
5.
Click OK.
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Object Tracking in Fisheye View
You can apply 360° object tracking to video recorded by fisheye cameras.
1.
Select a video recorded by a fisheye camera.
2.
Click the View Mode button, select Single View, select Geo Fisheye and select Geo Fisheye:
360 degree.
Figure 4-28
3.
Right-click the fisheye image, select Fisheye Option, select 360 Object Tracking and select
Advanced Settings. This dialog box appears.
Figure 4-29
4.
Configure the object tracking settings. See Setting Up a GV-Fisheye Camera in Chapter 3.
5.
To enable object tracking, right-click the fisheye image, select Fisheye Option, select 360 Object
Tracking and select Tracking.
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Click the Play button to see object tracking applied to the video.
Figure 4-30
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Event Search for Limit
The supervisor can follow the steps below to place a search limit for individual accounts.
1.
On the Main System, click the Configure button, select System Configure, select Password
Setup, and select Local Account Edit. The Password Setup dialog box appears.
2.
Select a Power User or a User account and click the ViewLog tab.
Figure 4-31
3.
Clear the selection for Enable duration setting for event search to limit the event search
privilege for that account.
4.
Click OK to apply the settings.
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Advanced Settings
The Setting button on the Function Panel (No. 5, Figure 4-2) allows you to configure (1) Quad View, (2)
Multi View, (3) Thumbnail View, (4) Play Setting, (5) Display and (6) Database / Cache. Click this
button to open the System Configuration dialog box.
[Quad View]
You can configure up to 10 sets of Quad Views for simultaneous playback of up to 4 camera
recordings. Drag up to four cameras from the right side to the desired number of Quad View.
Figure 4-32
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[Multi View]
You can configure up to 10 sets of Multi Views for simultaneous playback of multiple camera
recordings. In each Multi View you can select the maximum of 16 cameras for playback. Drag up to 16
cameras from the right side to the desired number of Multi View.
Figure 4-33
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[Thumbnail View]
Figure 4-34

Frame Interval: Specify the number of frames between each video thumbnail. Set the interval
between 1 and 600.

Show frame time: Displays time stamp on each thumbnail.
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[Play Setting]
Figure 4-35
[General Play Method]

Audio De-noise: Improves the audio quality during playback without affecting the files.

Auto play next event: Puts the next events in sequence for automtic playing.

Auto switch to full screen for playback: Switches to the full screen when a video is started
playing.

Auto Play the latest event when Viewlog starts: Plays the latest event when ViewLog starts.

Default view mode when Viewlog starts: Select the desired view mode at startup.

Auto close when ViewLog is idle: Exits ViewLog automatically after the user remains inactive
over the specified timer period. Specify the idle time between 10 to 300 seconds.
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[Display]
Figure 4-36
[User Interface]

Aspect Ratio: Select the ratio between the width of the image and the height of the image.
[Camera/Image Setting]

Apply De-interlace Render: Enable the De-interlace function, and then restart ViewLog to apply
it.
Note: This function requires DirectX 9.0C. The De-interlace only works in single view with the
resolution of 640 x 480 and 704 x 480.

Apply Scaling Render: Select to smoothen mosaic squares when enlarging a playback video.
Restart ViewLog to take effect.
Note: This function requires DirectX 9 and VGA card with the video scaling support. And the scaling
only works in single view.
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Using Colorful Mode: Click the Arrow button beside the Apply Scaling Render option, click the
DirectDraw Scale tab, and select Use Colorful Mode. During playback, you can enhance the
coloring to have more vivid and saturated images. Note this function does not affect the original
files.

Apply deblocking render (single view only): Select to remove the block-like artifacts from
low-quality and highly compressed video, greatly increasing the overall quality of video.

Apply text overlay’s camera name and time render: Displays the overlaid information of
camer a ID, location name, date and time on the recorded files. For details, see POS Data Overlay
in Chapter 7.

Apply text overlay’s POS / GV Wiegand render: Displays the overlaid information of POS or
GV-W iegand Capture on the recorded files. For details, see POS Data Overlay in Chapter 7.

Apply camera name render: Displays the camera number and name on the screen.

Display GPS positions: Displays GPS coordinates on the images when playing the video events
recorded with GPS tracks. For details, see Displaying GPS Data earlier in this chapter.
[Use image instead of blue screen]

Replace blue screen during playback or merging video clips: Select a customized image
in .jpeg or .bmp format to replace the blue screen. Note the image size is limited to 704 x 576.
The blue screen is the default setting for no image in the recording.
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[Database / Cache]
Specify the duration of event files to be loaded at ViewLog startup.
Figure 4-37

Display all available events: Load all recorded event files.

Display the last [Time] of the available database: Check this option and select time length of
the last recorded event. User accounts with limited event search privileges will only be able to
load the selected time period of the last recorded event.

Display the events for the previous [Time] of the user login time: Check this option and select
time length, User accounts with limited event search privileges will only be able to load the
selected time period of events.
Note:
1. If you check the Display the last or Display the events for the previous option, the Event List
will not be refreshed as the latest event is recorded. To refresh the List, click the Advanced button,
select Reload Database, select DVR, and then select

Default Setting to reload the specified time length of the event files, or

Read All to reload all record event files.
2. For setting event search privilege for user accounts, refer to Event Search for Limit in Chapter 4.
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[Path for Cache] A cache is memory location that is used to store data temporarily, when you are
using the function of Save AVI, Export DVD or Network Buffering. If the default path does not have
sufficient space for this temporary storage, assign another path by clicking the […] button.
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Object Search
This feature allows you to perform two functions: 1. Detect motion, missing objects or unattended
objects within a certain region of a recorded file. 2. Perform the counting function within certain regions
in a recorded file. The following gives an example of motion detection. For details on missing objects,
unattended objects and counting, refer to Object Counting and Intrusion Alarm and Unattended and
Missing Object Detection in Chapter 3.
1.
Select a desired video file from the Video Event list for the search. Or select multiple files by
clicking on each file while keeping pressing [CTRL] on the keyboard.
2.
Click the Tools button (No.6, Figure 4-2) on the function panel, and then select Object Search to
display the following window.
Figure 4-38 Object Search
3.
In the Video Process drop-down list, select Alarm.
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Click the Setup button for further settings. The following window will appear.
Figure 4-39
5.
Use the mouse to outline a region for motion detection. You will be prompted to enter Alarm
Region.
6.
Keep detection Sensitivity as defaults or adjust it if needed.
7.
Click OK to finish the settings and close the window.
8.
In the Option section, you have several options:
 Play All Events: Plays back the video segments found as a continuous series of images.
 Show Mask: Shows masks on the detection regions.
 Find and Stop: (recommended) Pauses the search process when motion is detected.
9.
In the control panel, click the Search button for the search.
10. When any video segment matches the search criteria of motion detection, the Show button will be
available. Click Show to display the Event List window.
Figure 4-40
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11. Expand the event folders to see the video segments inside. Or, enable Show Small Pictures at
the upper of window to access the thumbnail view.
12. Select one video segment, and then click the Play button in the Object Search window to play it
back. Or, click the Open ViewLog button to play it with ViewLog.
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Advanced Log Browser
With the Advanced Log Browser, you can search for log data of monitored events, system activities,
user activities, Object Counting events and POS events. For details on the log types, see System Log
in Chapter 1.
1.
Click the Tools button (No. 6, Figure 4-2) and select Advanced Log Browser. This dialog box
appears.
Figure 4-41
2.
Specify a time range and click OK. All events within the specified range will be displayed on this
Advanced Log Browser window.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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11 12 13
Figure 4-42 Advanced Log Browser
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The buttons on the Advanced Log Browser:
No. Name
Description
1
Open
Opens an event log.
2
Reload
3
Filter
Select Reload All Table or Reload Current Table to refresh
loaded data.
Defines the search criteria. See Filter Settings later in this
chapter.
4
Backup
Select All Tables to back up all log data, or selects Current
Table to back up the current log table you are at.
5
Print
Prints the current log table.
6
Monitor Table
Displays the monitor log.
7
System Table
Displays the system log.
8
Login Table
Displays user’s login/logout log.
9
Counter Table
Displays the counter log.
10 POS Table
Displays the POS log.
11 POS List
Accesses one POS channel for log data.
12 Exit
Exits the browser.
Filtering /
13
Cancel Filtering
Appears to indicate the filtering process is being performed.
You can click it to cancel the filtering. After the filtering is
complete, this icon appears dimmed.
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Filter Settings
You can define filter criteria to search the desired log data. You can also import pre-defined filter
settings for log search, or save current filter settings for future use.
1.
On the toolbar, click the desired log table button (Monitor, System, Login, Counter or POS), click
the Filter button (No. 3, Figure 4-42), and select Default Filter. This dialog box appears.
Figure 4-43
2.
Define the filter criteria, such as a specific camera and a period of time.
3.
If you want to search the log data recorded during the Daylight Saving Time period, select DST
Rollback.
4.
You can click Export to save the current settings to another location, or Import to apply other filter
settings.
5.
Click OK to display the filter results.
Tip: Next time when you want to use the same exported settings, just click the Filter button, select
Favorites, and select the name of the export file.
Note:
1.
The Import and Export features are only available in version 8.1 or later, therefore it is not
applicable to export the filter settings to the older version of GV-System.
2.
The default Export path is :\GV folder \Sy sl o g_F av ori tes \M onitor. If you change the saving path,
the name of the export file will not be listed in the Favorites option.
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The POS Filter dialog box has a slightly different look, as illustrated below.

Filter the conditions in below to the selected POS table: Apply the filter settings to the
selected POS devices.

Period between: Set the employee IDs or names for filtering.

Import / Export: Import or export the POS Filter settings.
Figure 4-44
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Quick Search
Quick Search is a very useful tool for searching and playing back POS events. In Advanced Log
Browser (Figure 4-41), double-click any POS event in the POS table. The Quick Search window will
appear. The following figure and table give you an overview on Quick Search’s features and functional
buttons.
Note: If the Quick Search window doesn’t appear, click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2) on
the Main System, select General Setting and select System Log Setting. Then in the POS Table
drop-down list, change the video player from ViewLog to Quick Search.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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14
13
12
11 10
9
Figure 4-45 Quick Search
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The controls on the Quick Search window:
No.
Name
Description
1
Monitoring W indow
2
Camera Select
the options of Play Mode, Render and Tools.
Use the drop-down list to select camera
3
Day Select
Use the drop-down list to select date
4
Time Select
Use the drop-down list to select time
5
Go Button
Click to search files that match to the parameters set above.
6
Event Query
7
Transaction
chapter.
Use the arrow buttons to select previous or next transaction event.
8
Void
Use the arrow buttons to select previous or next void event.
9
Transaction W indow
Displays POS transaction
10
320<->640
Click to switch between 640 x 480 and 320 x 240 display.
Select Expand/Shrink Dialog to display the Transaction window or
11
Expand /
Shrink Dialog
Displays video associated to the event. Right-click on the window to have
Click to specify event query. See Event Query Settings later in this
select Advanced Search to display the Advanced Search panel. See
Advanced Search Settings later in this chapter.
12
View by ViewLog
Click to open ViewLog player.
13
Time Period
Use these buttons to search event within the specified time.
14
Playback Panel
15
Exit
Includes Play, Pause, Previous 10 frames, Home, Next 10 frames, End
buttons.
Click to close Quick Search screen
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Event Query Settings
Click the Event Query button (No. 6, Figure 4-41) on the Quick Search window, and the following
dialog box will appear. Use this function to find POS events by a specific item, transaction, or date.
Figure 4-46
[Find Text] Enable this option to find video events that match to the key word.
[POS Event] Enable this option to find video events that match to the specified transaction type.
[Start Time] Enable this function and use the drop-down list to specify date and time
[Rule] Specify to search forward or backward from the set date.
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Advanced Search Settings
To decide the size of Quick Search monitoring window and set up a list of favorite texts for search,
follow these steps:
1.
Click the Expand/Shrink Dialog button (No.11, Figure 4-41), and select Advanced Search. The
Advanced Search panel appears.
2.
Click the Setting button
on the right side of the panel. This dialog box appears.
Figure 4-47
[Default Layout]

View Size: Selects 320 x 240 or 640 x 480 for the monitoring window size when the Quick
Search is opened.

Show Advanced Search Panel: Displays the Advanced Search panel when the Quick
Search is opened.
[Favorite Search Text]
Click the Add button to create a list of favorite texts for search. W hen you use the Find Text
drop-down menu on the panel, this list is available for use. Up to 100 kinds of texts can be added
to the list.
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Address Book
With Address Book, you can save the connection information of multiple hosts and quickly access
them for video playback in the future. The host you can remotely connect includes GV-System, GV IP
devices, GV-Backup Center, GV-Storage System, GV-Recording Server, GV-Failover Server and
GV-Redundant Server.
4.5.1
Creating a Host Account
To create a host account in Address Book, follow the steps below.
1.
On the functional panel, click the Tools button and click Address Book. This window appears.
Figure 4-48
2.
To add a host account, click the Add Host button
. This dialog box appears.
Figure 4-49
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Type the connection information of the host, including Host Name, IP address, Port number, and
login ID and Password. You can optionally select Remember Account, or you can enter ID and
Password each time you connect the host using Address Book.
4.
Select Server Type.
5.
Click the Update button to request the number of cameras installed from the host.
6.
Click OK to create the host account.
If you want to assign a group for the host, type a group name in the Group Name box. The group
name will be added to the Host List and also to the Group Name drop-down list. Next time when you
add a host, you can optionally select the created groups from the Group Name drop-down list.
To create a host account of GV-Recording Server, GV-Failover Server and GV-Redundant Server, click
the Add GV-Device Server buttons. To create a host account of GV-Backup Center and GV-Storage
System, click the Add GV-Backup Center and Add GV-Storage System buttons respectively. The
Add a Host dialog box may look a bit different among these hosts.
Tip: Right-clicking the created host on the Address Book and selecting Connect can connect with
the host and display its events on the ViewLog.
4.5.2
Creating a Group
You can customize a group to pull up the maximum of to 32 camera videos from different hosts directly.
1.
Click the Add Group button.
2.
Drag the desired cameras form Host List to the created group.
Tip: By right-clicking the created group and selecting Connect, images from the selected cameras
will appear on the ViewLog player.
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Creating a Folder Link
You can create a link to the folder that contains recordings from the local computer. This function has
the same effect as Reload Database accessed from the Advanced button (No. 9, Figure 4-1).

To add a folder, click the Add Folder button, and select the video folder on the computer. The
folder link is created under Group List.
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Connecting from Address Book
Choose one of these ways to quickly access a host, group or folder by using Address Book:
1.
Right-click a host/group/folder on Address Book, and select Connect.
2.
Select a host/group/folder on Address Book, and select the Connect button
.
Ensure the Remote ViewLog function has been enabled at the remote host to allow access from the
GV-System.
For more remote playback functions, also see Resuming Back up and Retrieving Images of Object
Index in Remote ViewLog Service later in this chapter.
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Importing and Exporting the Address Book
You can import or export the address book by clicking the Import/Export button.
Figure 4-50

To import the address book, select Import a file to import a single database file of the address
book. Or select Import a folder to simultaneously import all database files stored in the same
folder.

To export the address book, click the Export button, and select a folder on your computer to
export all database files.
Note: The database files will be divided into different types of file extensions listed as below when they
are exported. You can place all the database files in the same folder, and select Import a Folder to
import those files all at once.
File Type
Description
File Type
Description
.hd
DVR and IP Device
.sd
Storage database
database
.gd
Group database
.db
Database of version earlier than V8.3.2
.rd
Backup Center database
.dat
Database of Remote Playback
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Remote ViewLog Service
Through the network, you can retrieve the files from a remote GV IP device and GV-System, and play
back video. This feature is made possible through the Remote ViewLog Service. The Remote ViewLog
Service features:
 All functions provided by ViewLog are available, such as Backup, Save as AVI, Object Search,
Export to DVD Format, Database Files Backup, and so on.

Capability of disabling certain camera connections under heavy network load

Resuming file transfers for backup
Before you can review video recorded on a remote GV IP device and GV-System, the following
function must be enabled to allow access:

GV-System (DVR): Enable Remote ViewLog Service on Control Center Server

GV IP device: Enable the Remote ViewLog function
4.6.1
1.
Retrieving Recordings from a Single Host
On the function panel, click the Tools button (No. 6, Figure 4-2), and select Remote ViewLog
Service. This dialog box appears.
Figure 4-51
2.
Enter the IP Address, ID and Password of the remote video device. Keep the default port as 5552
or modify it if necessary.
3.
In the Host Type, select DVR or GV IP Device.
4.
Click the Connect button.
When the connection is established, you will see the events of the remote video device appearing on
the Event List. Then you can use all ViewLog features for playback.
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Retrieving Recordings from Multiple Hosts
You can access the video files of up to 32 cameras from multiple hosts of GV-Systems (DVRs) and GV
IP devices. For details, see Creating a Group earlier in this chapter.
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Retrieving Images of Object Index
The images of Object Index include the Object Index, Face Detection and Video Snapshot. Through
the Remote ViewLog Service, you can retrieve all the Object Index images from another GV-System on
the network.
1.
Build the connection to another GV-System on the network using the Remote ViewLog Service.
See Retrieving Recordings from a Single Host earlier in this chapter.
2.
Click the Advanced button and select Object Index.
Figure 4-52
3.
On the Object Index Search window, select the desired camera and file date for playback.
4.
To play images with the ViewLog player, double-click the desired frame on Object Index List.
Figure 4-53
5.
If you retrieve the images of Video Snapshot, you can select Show Snapshot at the bottom of
the dialog box and double-click the desired frame to display it with the default image viewer of
Windows, e.g. Paint.
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Resuming Backup
Using the Remote ViewLog Service, you can back up files from a remote GV-System (DVR) or a GV IP
device. W hen the file transfer is interrupted by a network error, you can even resume backup.
1.
When the backup is interrupted, this message will appear: There are x file(s) couldn’t be back up.
Do you want to k eep a log file and back up them later?
2.
Click Yes. You will be prompted to save the partial backup file as *lv format.
3.
To resume backup, click the Resume button in the Backup dialog box, and then locate the partial
backup file to continue.
For details on backing up files, see Chapter 5 Back up, Deletion and Repair.
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Single Player
When backing up the recorded files, you can choose to include the player of ViewLog or Single Player
(see 5.2 Back ing up Recorded Files). Compared to ViewLog, the Single Player provides simple and
easy playback functions. To play back the recordings using the Single Player, open the backup folder
and run GVSinglePlayer.exe.
4.7.1
Single Player W indow
To play back a recoded file, click Files and click Open File to select the file you wish to play back. To
play back multiple recorded files together in up to 16 screen divisions, click Files and click Open
Folder to select the folder that collects several camera recordings.
Figure 4-54
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Right-clicking the playback window can change the play mode and create special effects when you
play video back.
Name
Functions
Includes these options:

Frame by Frame: Plays back video frame by frame.

Real Time: Plays back video on real time. This mode saves waiting time for
rendering, but drop frames to give the appearance of real-time playback.
Play Mode

Key Frame: Plays back video with key frames only.

Smooth Playbacks: Evenly distributes 30 frames per second. W hen the
playback appears choppy, select this option to enhance the smoothness.

Auto Play Next 5 Minutes: Plays back video up to 5 minutes.

Audio: Turns on or off the video sound; audio denoise.
Includes these options:

Deinterlace: Converts the interlaced video into non-interlaced video.

Scaling: Smoothens mosaic squares when enlarging a playback video.

Deblocking: Removes the block-like artifacts from low-quality and highly
compressed video.

Defog: Enhances image visibility.

Stabilizer: Reduces camera shake.

Text overlay’s camera name and time: Overlays camera name and time
onto the video.
Render

Text overlay’s POS/GV-Wiegand: Overlays POS or GV-W iegand Capture
data onto the video.

Wide angle lens dewarping: Corrects distortion toward the corner of the
camera view.

Fisheye: Select Geo Fisheye to choose a camera mode.

Mega Pixel View: Enables PIP or PAP view.

Display GPS: Shows the location on the map where the video is taken
through GPS.
Tools

Select GPS Map (Apply after restart): Select a type of GPS map to apply.

Full Screen: Switches to the full screen view.

Snapshot: Saves a video image.

Save as AVI: Saves a video as avi format.

Download: Downloads the video clip from the DVR or video server to the
local computer.
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GPS Tracks Playback
Since GV-Video Server and GV-Compact DVR support GPS tracking, GPS tracks are recorded along
with video on these devices. On the GV-System, you can retrieve GPS tracks from these devices and
play them back in Google Maps, Microsoft Virtual Earth and even user-defined maps.
1.
GV IP device must allow the remote access with ViewLog Server activated. See ViewLog Server
in its user’s manual.
2.
To remotely connect to GV IP device from GV-System, click the Tools button and select Remote
ViewLog Service. The Connect to Remote ViewLog Service dialog box appears.
3.
Enter the connection information of GV IP device, and click Connect. Once the connection is
established, the video events will be displayed on the Video Event list.
4.
To select a map API (Application Program Interface), click the Tools button and click Select Map
API. This dialog box appears.
Figure 4-55
5.
In Please Select a Map API, select a Map API.
6.
To play back GPS tracks, click the Tools button and select Display GIS W indow. The first-time
user will be prompted for a License Agreement. Read through the license terms before you click I
understand and agree to continue.
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Select the events with GPS tracks from the Video Event list, select the desired video mode, and
click the Play button to start.
Figure 4-56
Note:
1.
If you like to use the maps created yourself, overwrite the files at :\GV folder\GIShtm-User, and
select User Defined from the “Please Select a Map API” drop-down list (Figure 4-55).
2.
You can also attach the USB mass storage device with the recorded files to GV-System for
playback. For this kind of playback, first load the data to ViewLog by following the instructions in
the section of Playback Using USB Mass Storage Device in GV-Video Server or GV-Compact
DVR User’s Manual. Then follow Steps 4-7 above to play back GPS tracks.
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Touch Screen Support
By the touch of a finger, the touch screen panel allows you to change screen divisions, switch to full
screen and close the ViewLog screen.
1.
Click the Tools button (No.6, Figure 4-2), point to Tool Kit, select Touch Screen Panel, and click
Panel Setup. This dialog box appears.
Figure 4-57
2.
Click Active to have these options:
 Active when enter Full-Screen Mode only: Launches automatically the panel when the full
screen view is applied.
 Always Active: Always displays on the ViewLog screen.
 Layout: Select a vertical or horizontal panel.
3.
Click OK for the above settings.
4.
At the upper left corner of the screen, an information window indicating date, time and storage
space will appear. Left-click it to open this touch panel.
Figure 4-58
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Fast Key Reference
To view the fast key list, click the Tools button (No.6, Figure 4-2), point to Took Kit, and then select
Fast Key. The ViewLog fast key list appears.
4.11
Specifications
Feature
Notes
Support for Defogging
Yes (32 channels)
Support for Stabilizer
Yes (32 channels)
Support for PIP View
Yes
Support for PAP View
Yes
Support for Panorama View
Yes (4 sets of Panorama View )
Videos Exported as .AVE Files
Yes
Object Search
Yes
Support for Fisheye View
Yes
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5.1
Backing Up Log Data ............................................................................. 291
5.2
Backing Up Recorded Files .................................................................. 293
5.3
Splitting Backup Files onto Multiple Discs.......................................... 296
5.3.1 Excluding the Player in the Backup Files............................................................. 296
5.3.2 Including the Player in the Backup Files .............................................................. 298
5.4
Deleting Recorded Files ........................................................................ 299
5.5
Repairing Damaged File Paths ............................................................. 301
5.6
Repairing Damaged Video Files ........................................................... 303
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This chapter explains how to back up and delete video/audio files. Video files can be copied from the
hard disk to external storage media, such as CD-R, DVD, MO, or ZIP drives. Video files saved on the
hard disk can be deleted as well.
5.1
Backing Up Log Data
Using the System Log, you can back up all log data or filtered data based on criteria.
1.
To open the System Log, click the ViewLog button on the main screen (No.13, Figure 1-2), and
select System Log.
2.
Click the
icon at the top left corner on the System Log window, and select Advanced Log
Browser. The Advanced Log Browser appears.
3.
Select a time period of logs to be loaded to the Advanced Log Browser.
4.
Click the Backup button on the toolbar. This dialog box appears.
Figure 5-1
[Table Option]
 All Tables: Backs up all log data.
 Current Table: Backs up only the log table you are currently at.
[Export with Video/Audio data] Backs up video/audio attachments with log data.
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5.
Click OK. The Backup dialog box (Figure 5-2) appears.
6.
In the Media section, select the method and destination to back up the log files.
7.
Click OK to back up.
Note:
1.
To back up the filtered data, use the Filter function to define search criteria first. See Filter
Settings in the section of Advanced Log Browser in Chapter 4.
2.
To open the backup data, run EZSysLog.exe from the backup file.
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Backing Up Recorded Files
Using ViewLog, you have three backup options:

Back up to hard disk

Create CD/DVD using a third-party software, e.g. Nero, Roxio, etc.

Create CD using W indows XP / Vista / W indows 7 inbuilt burning software
To back up files:
1.
On the function panel, click the Backup button (No. 7, Figure 4-2). This dialog box appears.
Figure 5-2
2.
Select a destination media to back up files.
[Media]
 Using Hard Disk: Click to back up files to the hard disk you select. Click the […] button to
select the desired hard disk.
 Backup Folder Name: Enter a desired name for the backup folder.
 Using CD/DVD: Click to back up files to the CD or DVD media using the third-party software.
 Click the […] button to assign the desired burning software (.exe file). W hen you click
OK on the Backup dialog box (Figure 5-2), the system will ask you to paste the backup
files to the CDR-Writer program, and call up the assigned burning software for you to
paste and backup files.
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 If Nero software of version 6.6.0.14 or later is installed, the backup feature provides the
direct burn function. It allows you to directly burn the files onto CD/DVD without the need
to assign the burning software and pasting the backup files to the CDR-Writer program.
 If Nero software of version 7.0 or later is installed, the backup feature allows you to
directly burn the files to blue-ray media.

Using OS-Burning: This option is only available when you use W indows XP, Vista or
Windows 7. It burns files using the inbuilt software of the operation system onto the DVD,
CD or blue-ray disc. Note that your hard disk needs at least 1 G buffer space.
[Media Information] This section indicates free and used space on CD/DVD media or the local
disk.
3.
Click the Add Time Frame button to define a time period for backup.
Figure 5-3
[Time Period] Specify the time periods for backup.
[Select Camera(s)] Click to select the camera(s) for backup. The number of video and audi o files
of each camera is indicated respectively, e.g. “Camera 1 1+0” means Camera 1 has 1 video file
and 0 audio file.

Video + Audio drop-down list: Select the types of video events for backup.
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[Information]

Database Files: Click to back up the files from System Log.

Object Index: Click to back up the Object Index files.

Only Never-Recycle Event: Click to only back up the never-recycle events.

Unmark these events to be recycled after the backup is complete: After the backup is
complete, the never-recycle events will be unmarked for recycling. Please note if the first file
in the database has been marked and then unmarked in this condition, the first file will be
deleted automatically.

Include daylight saving rollback events: Click to back up events recorded during Daylight
Saving Time.

Bookmarked Files: Click to back up the bookmarked frames in JPEG format.

The Status and Search End section: Indicates the number of backup files and their total
size. (Total MDB refers to the System Log files.)
4.
Click OK to add the schedule. You can repeat step 3 to create up to 10 periods of time.
5.
To include the player to the backup files, select Include Player at the right bottom of the Backup
dialog box and select ViewLog or Single Player. By default, ViewLog is selected. If no player is
selected, you can only play the backup files at the computer installed with GV-System or Geo
Mpeg4 codec.
6.
Click OK on the Backup dialog box to start the backup.
Tip: If you just want to back up a specific event or several events of one day, select the event or
multiple events on the Video Event list, and right-click to select Backup. The Select Backup Time
dialog box will then appear, and you can follow the steps described above to back up files without
setting up the time period.
Note:
1.
If you are unable to record a CD, make sure the CD recording is enabled in your CD burner:
open My Computer, right-click the CD Drive icon, click Properties, click the Recording tab,
and then check Enable CD recording on the drive.
2.
The Export to DVD Format option, at the right bottom of the Backup dialog box (Figure 5-2),
outputs your files in DVD movie format, meaning that it will play in any DVD player that supports
writable DVD disks. To enable this option, MPEG2 files recorded by the GV-2004 Card /
GV-2008 Card need to be selected first (see the Select Camera(s) option), and a DVDRW disk
is required as well.
3.
For ViewLog and Single Player, see Chapter 4 Video Playback .
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Splitting Backup Files onto Multiple Discs
When the size of the backup files exceeds the disc space limit, the ViewLog can automatically split the
files to be burned onto multiple discs. For this feature to work, Nero 6.6.0.14 or later is required to be
installed on your system.
Note: This feature is not available when
1.
the Export to DVD Format option is enabled to back up files to DVD, or
2.
the CD Using OS-Burning option is enabled to back up files using the inbuilt burning software of
the operating system.
To back up files, click the Backup button (No. 7, Figure 4-2), and follow the instructions in the Back ing
Up Files Using ViewLog section earlier in this chapter. When the system splits backup files into multi pl e
discs, two backup modes are selectable. The backup modes change when you exclude or
include the player in the backup files. For details on the two backup modes, see the following sections.
5.3.1
Excluding the Player in the Backup Files
If you choose not to include the player in the backup files, there are two backup modes:

Mode 1: This mode intelligently burns files onto CD/DVD by shifting the complete event(s) to a
new CD/DVD if space is not enough on the current CD/DVD. You may see some blue screen
images at the beginning or the end of each CD/DVD.
1.
When you start burning, a dialog box appears.
Figure 5-4
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For Mode 1, select No. A dialog box indicating the number of required discs for burning
appears.
Figure 5-5
3.

Select Yes to start the backup.
Mode 2: This mode will keep some buffers at the end and beginning of each CD/DVD, thus
overlapping some videos in the beginning of each CD/DVD from the end of the previous CD/DVD.
1.
When you start burning, a dialog box (Figure 5-4) appears.
2.
For Mode 2, select Yes. A dialog box indicating the number of required discs for burning
(Figure 5-5) appears.
3.
Select Yes to start the backup.
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Backup, Deletion and Repair
Including the Player in the Backup Files
If you choose to include the player in the backup files, the Model 2 backup method will be applied. You
may see some overlapping videos in the beginning of each CD/DVD from the end of the previous
CD/DVD.
1.
To include the player in backup files, select Include Player at the right bottom of the Backup
dialog box, and select ViewLog or Single Player.
Figure 5-6
2.
When the backup process starts, a dialog box indicating the number of discs required for backup
appears.
3.
Click Yes to start the backup.
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Backup, Deletion and Repair
Deleting Recorded Files
To delete files using ViewLog, follow these steps:
1.
On the function panel, click the Tools button (No. 6, Figure 4-2), and select Delete Log. This
dialog box appears.
Figure 5-7
2.
Define the time period for file deletion.
3.
Uncheck the cameras, which you don’t want to delete the files of.
4.
Use the drop-down list to select the types of events to be deleted, e.g. video, audio or both
together.
5.
If you want to delete the never-recycle events, select Include Never-Recycle Event.
6.
If you want to delete the events recorded during the Daylight Saving Time period, select Included
Day Light Saving Time Rollback Event.
7.
Click the Delete button.
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Tip: If you just want to delete a specific event or several events within one day, select the event or
multiple events on the Video Event list, and right-click to select Delete. The Delete dialog box will
then appear, and you can follow the steps described above to delete files without setting up the time
period
.
Note:
1.
If you want to view the history of file deletion, click the View Delete Log button on the Delete
dialog box.
2.
To view the information of files from a desired camera, right-click the camera and select Event
View on the Delete dialog box.
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Backup, Deletion and Repair
Repairing Damaged File Paths
The only way to correctly delete video and audio files is through the operation you’ve just performed in
the previous section. If you move or delete a video file using W indows Explorer or Windows File
Manager, the GV-System will not know what you have done. In this case, the Repair Database Utility
can repair misplaced or missing recorded files that are not identified by the ViewLog player. As long as
these files still exits on the hard drives and detectable by W indows operating system, the Utility will
restore these recorded files back to their default paths and allow them to appear under ViewLog. This
Utility comes with the installation of Main System. Follow these steps to repair the paths:
1.
Go to the Windows Start menu, select Programs, select the GV folder, and select the Repair
Database Utility. The valid ID and password are required.
2.
When the Select Camera for Repair Database dialog box appears, select the cameras that require
database repair.
3.
Click OK. This dialog box appears.
Figure 5-8 The RepairDB Dialog Box
4.
If your recorded files exist only in the predefined recording paths, click the Use Default Path
button. The GV-System will rebuild paths for these files in the predefined recording hard drives
only.
5.
If your recorded files scatter across different hard drives, click the Search Hard Disk button. The
GV-System will rebuild paths for these recorded files in all hard drives connected to the
GV-System. In this way, more time will be required for building the database.
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Note:
1.
The repair and the search function will not apply to the files that have been renamed manually.
2.
Use this Utility if encountering any of the following scenarios in ViewLog:
(1)
A question mark appears right before a video file in the Video Event list.
(2)
When you click the Playback button, no video is displayed even a file is selected.
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Backup, Deletion and Repair
Repairing Damaged Video Files
If the computer has been shut down improperly, e.g. due to power failure, use this function to repair the
damaged video files.
Tip: W hen a computer has been shut down improperly, the first thing you do before starting the
GV-System is to run Repair Database Utility. After running the Utility, go back to ViewLog and view
Video Events. You should be able to play back all video files at this step. However, if what you see is
a question mark after clicking on the file, the problem may be that the recording process was
interrupted. To repair the file, run the AVI Repair Utility and follow the steps below.
1.
Double-click AVIRepairAPI.exe in the GV folder. This dialog box appears.
Figure 5-9
2.
Click the Browse button to find the damaged video file.
3.
If you know the codec and resolution of the file, select Manual, select Compression Type and
type Resolution. Alternatively, you may select Auto and the system will run all combinations for
you. Please note it takes longer time to repair with this selection.
4.
Click the Repair button to start.
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You may see the distorted image or No Image on view screen if an incorrect codec and resolution
were chosen. For this, click No for the next combination until a complete image appears.
Distorted Image
No Image
Complete Imag e
Figure 5-10
Figure 5-11
Figure 5-12
6.
When a complete image is displayed, click the arrow button to preview the file.
7.
Click Yes to start the repair.
8.
Click Yes to overwrite or No to save this file to another path. Note if you choose No in this step,
remember to run Repair Database Utility again after exiting this program.
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I/O Applications .................................. 306
6.1 I/O Device Setup ..................................................................................... 307
6.1.1 Latch Trigger ........................................................................................................ 309
6.1.2 Keeping Last Toggle Status ................................................................................. 311
6.2 I/O Control Panel .................................................................................... 313
6.3 Advanced I/O Applications .................................................................... 314
6.3.1 Setting Up Actions Upon Input Trigger ................................................................ 315
6.3.2 Moving PTZ Camera to a Preset Location upon Input Trigger ............................ 317
6.3.3 Setting Momentary and Maintained Modes ......................................................... 318
6.3.4 Deactivating Alarm and Alert Settings upon Input Trigger ................................... 319
6.3.5 Overlaying Input Name onto Screen upon Input Trigger ..................................... 320
6.4 Input State Detection.............................................................................. 321
6.5 I/O Enable Setting................................................................................... 322
6.6 Advanced I/O Panel ................................................................................ 323
6.6.1 The Advanced I/O Panel ...................................................................................... 323
6.6.2 Creating a Group for Cascade Trigger s............................................................... 324
6.6.3 Configuring the Advanced I/O Panel ................................................................... 327
6.6.4 Setting Up Mode Schedul e .................................................................................. 328
6.6.5 Quick Link ............................................................................................................ 330
6.6.6 Forcing Output ..................................................................................................... 331
6.6.7 Editing Background Image................................................................................... 332
6.6.8 System-W ide Triggers ......................................................................................... 333
6.6.9 The “Advanced Logical Input Status in Multicam” Option.................................... 334
6.6.10 Managing a Group of I/O Devices ..................................................................... 335
6.7 Visual Automation .................................................................................. 336
6.7.1 Setting Visual Autom ati on .................................................................................... 336
6.7.2 Using Visual Automati o n...................................................................................... 337
6.8 Virtual I/O Control................................................................................... 338
6.8.1 Setting a Modul e .................................................................................................. 339
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I/O Applications
This chapter discusses how you can set up and control the I/O devices connected to GV-System. I/O
applications include these features:

Configure I/O devices

Move PTZ to a preset location on input trigger

Support access control systems of Momentary and Maintained modes

Arm and disarm I/O devices without interfering with the monitoring

Centrally manage I/O devices across the wide area by the Advanced I/O Panel
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I/O Device Setup
To connect the I/O device to the computer of GV-System, you may need the additional device: GV-Net,
GV-Net Card, GV-NET/IO Card or GV-I/O Box. For details on these devices, see Chapter 2 in the
GV-DVR and Accessories Installation Guide on the Software DVD.
To install the I/O device on the GV-System, on the main screen, click the Configure button (No. 14,
Figure 1-2), select Accessories, select I/O Device and click I/O Device Setup. This window appears.
Figure 6-1 I/O Settings
[Select I/O Device] Adds an I/O device to the system:
1.
Select the device from the Device drop-down list.
2.
Click the Format Addr. button to assign an address to the device. The Format Address dialog box
appears.
3.
Start your first device with New Address set to 1. Click the Write button to write the address to the
device. Click OK to apply the setting.
4.
Click the Add button. You should see the device listed in the display window.
5.
Repeat above steps to add more devices once at a time. Each device should have its own address;
therefore, in step 3 you should assign a different address for the new device.
Note: For GV-Net/IO Card V3.1 (Net/IO Card Mode), select the GV-NET/IO Card option; for
GV-Net/IO Card V3.1 (I/O Box Mode) and GV-I/O Box 4 Ports, select the GVIO-USB(4) option; for
GV-IO Box 8 Ports, select the GVIO-USB(8) option, and for GV-I/O Box 16 Ports, select the
GVIO-USB(16) opiton.
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[Input X] Click the Arrow buttons to select an Input to set up.
Figure 6-2

Name: Specifies a name for the input device in the Name field.

Signal Type: Select a signal type for your input device: NO (normally open), NC (normally close)
or Latch Trigger. Clicking the finger button can apply your selection to all input devices.
For details on Latch Trigger, see Latch Trigger later in this chapter.
[Output X] Click the Arrow buttons to select an output.
Figure 6-3

Name: Specifies a name for the output device in the Name field.

Force Output: Click to test signal to the selected device.

Signal Type: There are six signal types available: N/O (Normal Open), N/O Toggle, N/O Pulse,
N/C (Normal Closed), N/C Toggle, and N/C Pulse. Choose the one that mostly suits the device
you’re using. For Toggle output type, the output continues to be triggered until a new input trigger
ends the output. For Pulse output type, the output is triggered for the amount of time you specify
in Sec field.

Keep Last Toggle Status: See Keeping Last Toggle Status later in this chapter.
Note: PTZ camera and I/O devices cannot be assigned to the same port at the same time.
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I /O Applications
Latch Trigger
Instead of constant output alarm in N/O and N/C, the Latch Trigger option provides a momentary alarm,
and allows you to set the alarm duration.
Setting up Latch Trigger:
On the main screen, click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to Accessories, click I/O
Device, and select I/O Device Setup to select the Latch Trigger option. See the red square in the
dialog box below.
I/O Device Setup
I/O Application Settin g
Figure 6-4
Application Example:
In the above scenario, Input 4 is set to N/O and Latch Trigger as well. W hen Input 4 is triggered:

The camera starts recording for 30 seconds and stops itself until the next input trigger (see the
Rec Video option in the blue box).

Computer Alarm sounds once (see the Invoke Alarm option).

The output (Module 3, Pin 7) is triggered simultaneously based on the Latch Trigger mode (see
the illustrations below).
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The following illustrations can help you understand different output signals (see Purple Square in the
above dialog box) working with the Latch Trigger option.
1.
N/O (Normal Open) + Latch Trigger
Once the input triggers the output, the output will be triggered for a short moment and then turn off
itself.
N/C
N/C
N/C
N/C
Input
Output
N/O N/O
N/O
N/O N/O
N/O
2. N/O Toggle + Latch Trigger
Once the input triggers the output, the output will keep triggering until a new input trigger.
N/C
N/C
N/C
N/C
N/O
N/O
N/O
Input
Output
1st Input Trigger
N/O
2nd Input Trigger
3. N/O Pulse + Latch Trigger
Suppose you set the Pulse time to 60 second. Once the input triggers the output, the output will remain
ON for 60 seconds before turning off itself.
N/C
N/C
N/O
N/C
60
sec
60
sec
Input
Output
N/C
N/O
N/O
N/O
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I /O Applications
Keeping Last Toggle Status
This feature can memorize the current output state when the monitoring is stopped or the system is
restarted. For example, suppose the output is lights. When remaining on the premises, you stop
monitoring but the triggered lights remain ON, not affected by the system state.
Setting up “Keep Last Toggle Status”:
In the I/O Device dialog box (Figure 6-1), select N/O Toggle or N/C Toggle, and click the Arrow button
beside to check Keep Last Toggle Status.
Figure 6-5
Application Example:
Following two illustrations help you understand how the input works with the output set to Keep Last
Toggle Status.
1. Input (N/O) + Output (N/O Toggle + Keep Last Toggle Status)
The triggered output remains ON even when you stop monitoring or restart the system.
Input
Output
N/C
N/C
N/C
N/O
N/O
N/O
1st Input Trigger
2nd Input Trigger
Stop monitoring /
Restart the system
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2. Input (N/O + Latch Trigger) + Output (N/O Toggle + Keep Last Toggle Status)
When “Latch Trigger” works with “Keep Last Toggle Status”, the output only has a momentary trigger
but also needs to remain ON even when you stop monitoring or restart the system. Therefore under
the two conditions, the output turns off until a new input trigger.
Input
Output
N/C
N/C
N/C
N/O
N/O
N/O
1st Input Trigger
2nd Input Trigger
Stop monitoring /
Restart the system
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6.2 I/O Control Panel
The I/O control panel is used to control I/O devices that are added to the system. This control panel will
not appear, unless at least one I/O device is connected to the system. To add and to configure a device,
see I/O Device Setup earlier in this chapter.
After a device is added to the system, click the I/O button on the main screen to bring out the on-screen
control panel for inputs and outputs (Figure 6-6). If only one I/O device is connected to the system, click
the I/O button and select Module 1 to bring up the control panel; if more than one I/O modules are
connected to the system, clicking the I/O button will list all I/O modules connected to the system. Select
one to bring out the control panel.
Module No.
Input Control Panel
Output Control Panel
Figure 6-6

Input Control Panel: Displays the status of current input sensors. The “walking man” icon
indicates the sensor is being triggered.

Output Control Panel: Displays the status of current output devices. You can force the output
device to be triggered by clicking on its icon.
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Advanced I/O Applications
In the I/O Application dialog box, you can configure the advanced applications, such as setting alarm
notification, defining a PTZ camera movement upon input trigger, setting momentary or maintained
mode, and deactivating alarm and alert settings. Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point
to Accessories, click I/O Application, and select I/O Application Setting. This dialog box appears.
Figure 6-7 I/O Applicati o n
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I /O Applications
Setting Up Actions Upon Input Trigger
This section helps you set up the actions to be taken after the input device is triggered and whether to
recycle input-triggered events or not.
Figure 6-8
Select an Input number to be set up. Clicking the Finger button can apply the same settings to all
inputs.
[Monitor Input]

Rec Video: Select this option to use the input (sensors or detectors) to trigger recordings on
multiple cameras. Specify the recording duration and click the Arrow button to select which
camera to record upon input trigger.

Invoke Alarm: Select this option to activate computer alarm when the input is triggered. You can
select the alarm sound from the drop-down list.

Invoke to Send Alerts: Select this option to send out the predefined alert (E-Mail/Hotline/SMS)
when the input is triggered. For e-mail alerts, see E-Mail Notification in Chapter 1; for hotline alerts,
see Hotline Notification in Chapter1; for SMS alerts, see Short Message Service in Chapter 10.
1st Right Arrow button: Appears when E-Mail is the predefined alert. Click the button to select
the camera(s) to take a snapshot upon input trigger. The snapshot will be sent out by E-Mail.
2nd Right Arrow button: Sets the time to delay the activation of assigned alerts
(E-Mail/Hotline/SMS).
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Output Module: Triggers the specified output module when the input is activated. Use the
drop-down lists to select the output module and pin number to perform this function.
Right Arrow button: Sets the time to delay the activation of the specified output module.

Register Input Event: This option logs the I/O trigger events into System Log. Each event is
labeled with ID, time, device name (camera or I/O input), corresponding module of the device, and
event for later retrieval. For details on System Log, see System Log in Chapter 1.
Note: The Delay Time in Invoke to Send Alerts and Output Module allow you time to turn off the
input device before the system triggers alerts or the output device. The Delay Time will not work if you
stop monitoring or enable the function “Deactivate notification when selected pin ON" in I/O
Application window (Figure 6-7).
[Never Recycling Input-Triggered Events] W hen the item is checked, the recorded files of
input-triggered events won’t be recycled by the system when disk space is full.
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I /O Applications
Moving PTZ Camera to a Preset Location upon Input
Trigger
This feature allows you to define how the PTZ camera and the GV-System will respond to an input
trigger event.
Figure 6-9
Select an Input number to be set up. Clicking the Finger button can apply the same settings to all
inputs.

Preset Go by I/O: Enable the option and select your PTZ camera from the drop-down list.

Addr: Specify the address of the PTZ camera.

Alarm On: Turns the PTZ camera to a preset point when the input is triggered.

Alarm Off: Returns the PTZ camera to a preset point when the triggered input is off.

Alarm On Dwell Time: Specify the amount of time the PTZ camera stays at “Alarm On” preset
point, before returning to the “Alarm Off” preset point.
Note: Depending on the capability of the PTZ camera, up to 256 PTZ preset points (ranging from 1 to
256) and addresses (ranging from 0 to 255) can be programmed.
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I /O Applications
Setting Momentary and Maintained Modes
This section introduces the momentary and maintained modes.
Figure 6-10
[Momentary Mode] Pushbutton switches that are normally open and stay closed only as long as the
button is pressed. Momentary switches allow turn-on or turn-off from multiple locations. For example,
certain premises have a designated entry/exit door. When the staff enters the entry door, the system
starts monitoring. W hen the staff leaves from the exit door, the system stops monitoring.
[Maintained Mode] Push-on/push off button switches that stay open until thrown, and then stay closed
until thrown again. Maintained switches are convenient for only one switch location.
For example, in the business hour when the door is opened, the system stops monitoring; in the
non-business hour when the door is closed, the system starts monitoring.
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I /O Applications
Deactivating Alarm and Alert Settings upon Input
Trigger
The option lets you instantly deactivate all the prior alarm and alert settings (Output, Wave Alarm, Send
Alerts), when an assigned input module is triggered.
Figure 6-11
[Deactivate notification when selected pin is ON] When an assigned input module is activated, all
designated alarms and alerts will be disabled. Assign an installed input module and a pin number for
the application.
[Deactivate Notification]

Triggered by: Select an alert condition from the drop-down list for the application. For example, if
you choose Motion, all designated alarms and alerts upon motion detection will be deactivated
when the assigned input module is activated.

Deactivate Selected Notification: Select the alarms and alerts you want to be deactivated, such
as Output, Wave Alarm and/or Send Alert, when the assigned input module is activated.
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I /O Applications
Overlaying Input Name onto Screen upon Input Trigger
This feature is designed to overlay the name of input device on live video for alert or save it to video
files whenever the input is triggered.
Figure 6-12
Select an Input number to be set up. Clicking the Finger button can apply the same settings to all
inputs. The input name can be found and modified in Figure 6-1.
[I/O Overlay] Click Setup to display this dialog box, use the drop-down lists to select the input module
and pin number, and then select camera(s) associated with the input device..
Figure 6-13
To overlay the name of triggered input on live video, click the Configure button (No. 14 , Figure 1-2),
select General Setting, select Text Overlay Setting, and select Print on screen (Only for I/O alarm)
or Print on video file. You can also select the position of the name stamp on the screen. For details,
see POS Data Overlay in Chapter 7.
Note: Up to 5 input names can be stamped on each channel when inputs are triggered.
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Input State Detection
This feature is designed to monitor all inputs for a change of state whenever you start I/O monitoring. A
change from the defined state (N/O to N/C or N/C to N/O) can activate an alarm condition, e.g. a
warning light or buzzer.
1.
On the main screen, click the I/O button
(No. 7, Figure 1-2), and select Detect Input Status.
This dialog box appears.
Figure 6-14
2.
Check the Input(s) you want to monitor.
3.
For any state change, you can trigger an alarm output by checking Force Output when one or
more inputs are abnormal, and assigning the output module and pin number.
4.
When the state change is detected, a warning message will pop up on the screen. In the Auto
close abnormal notify after x sec field, you can define the duration of the message to close itself
automatically.
After settings, you can manually detect all input states by selecting Detect Input Status. Or, you can
just start I/O monitoring. W hen the system detects any change of input state, you may see this warning
message:
Figure 6-15
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I /O Applications
I/O Enable Setting
You can manually arm or disarm any I/O devices without interrupting the monitoring. For example,
when an output alarm is triggered at the front door, you can turn off the output while the system keeps
on recording and I/O monitoring.
Arming / Disarming I/O devices:
1.
On the main screen, click the I/O button
(No. 7, Figure 1-2), and select I/O Enable Setting.
This dialog box appears.
Figure 6-16
2.
Check the Input/Output to arm or uncheck the Input/Output to disarm the device(s). Then click
Apply to verify the changes.
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6.6 Advanced I/O Panel
The Advanced I/O Panel provides a centrally managing solution for I/O devices installed across a wide
area. It simplifies the process of configuring and managing many I/O devices. Its major features are:

Trigger I/O devices without starting I/O monitoring

Group I/O devices for cascade triggers

Monitor different I/O cascade configurations at different times of the day

Quickly access triggered I/O devices by a Quick Link window
6.6.1 The Advanced I/O Panel
To open the panel, click the I/O button on the main screen, and then select Advanced I/O Panel.
1
2
3
4
5
6
9
7
8
Figure 6-17
The controls on the Advanced I/O Panel:
No. Name
Description
1
Configure
Accesses Panel and Schedule settings.
2
Mode Schedule
Starts/stops Mode Schedule.
3
Toggle Quick Link
Displays the Quick Link window for quick access to triggered I/O devices.
4
Advanced I/O List Style Displays the Advanced I/O List in various styles: View/Edit, Icon and Detail.
5
Expand Tree Row
Expands tree branches.
6
Collapse Tree Row
Collapses tree branches.
7
Mode
Configures various cascade modes.
8
Standard I/O List
Displays connected I/O modules.
9
Advanced I/O List
Groups I/O devices in cascade mode.
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I /O Applications
Creating a Group for Cascade Triggers
You can group I/O devices by function or geography. Further, the group allows cascade triggers,
meaning that the trigger actions of one trigger can activate another trigger.
For example, you might have a group called “Entrance” that contains all I/O devices installed at
entrances. The “Entrance” group might contain other sub groups, each of which contains just the
related I/O devices in various geographic locations:
Group cont aining all I/O devices installed at entrances
Input 2 installed at the front entrance
Output 1 sub group at the kitchen
Output 3 sub group at the garage
Figure 6-18
When Input 2 is triggered, it will trigger the sub groups of Output 1 and Output 3, and Output 1 will
trigger Output 2 in a cascade series.
Creating a Group:
1.
Right-click on Advanced I/O List, and then select Add A Group. This dialog box appears.
Figure 6-19

Group Name: Names the group.

Invoke Alarm: Invokes the computer alarm on I/O trigger. Select a sound from the drop-down
list.

Enable advanced logical input in Multicam: See The “Advanced Logical Input Status in
Multicam” Option later in this chapter.
2.
Click Save to apply the settings, and return to the panel.
3.
To create a cascading hierarchy, drag the desired inputs/outputs from the left Standard I/O List to
the group.
Note: In the cascading hierarchy, each input can only be used once while the same output can be
used repeatedly.
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Editing a Group:
To modify group settings, right-click a group, and select View/Edit. This dialog box appears.
Figure 6-20
[Group Name] As described in Figure 6-19.
[Group Notify Setting] As described in Figure 6-19.
[Current Pin Setting] To enable this option, highlight an I/O device from the group list at the bottom.

Trigger Associated Outputs: Triggers outputs in cascade mode. Click the Finger button to apply
the change to all I/O devices at the same group.

Change Icon: To enable this option, select one of two displayed icons: Normal or Trigger. Click
the Change Icon button to change an icon. Click the Finger button to apply the change to all I/O
devices at the same group.
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Editing an I/O Device
In addition to editing groups, you can also edit the settings of individual I/O device. Right-click an I/O
device, and select Setting. This dialog box appears.
Figure 6-21
[Display Setting] You can define the nature of I/O devices by colors. Note that the setting only affects
the Detail style of the Advanced I/O List (No. 4, Figure 6-17).

Alarm Level: Click the Alarm Level drop-down list, and select one of the six default colors: Fire,
Smog, Vibration, Intruder, Motion and Emergency. For the Level Undefined option, select Text
Color or Background Color, and then click the Input/Output drop-down list to change its color.
[Trigger Setting]

Trigger Associated Outputs: Triggers outputs in cascade mode (see Creating a Group for
Cascade Triggers above).
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Configuring the Advanced I/O Panel
On the panel toolbar, click the Configure button, and select Panel Setting. This dialog box appears.
Figure 6-22
[Startup]

Show Quick Link: Opens the Quick Link window at panel startup.

Start Schedule Monitoring: Starts Mode Schedule at panel startup. For details, see Setting up
Mode Schedule below.
[Layout]

Show Host Name: Displays the host name of each I/O device on the Advanced I/O List.

Use User-defined Text: Allows you to modify the text of Alarm Level (Figure 6-21).
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I /O Applications
Setting Up Mode Schedule
The Mode Schedule allows you to monitor different I/O cascade configurations at different time. For
example, you may want I/O cascade triggers one way during business hours and another way for
non-business hours. Modes can be switched automatically at a scheduled time.
Creating a Mode:
1.
Click the Mode drop-down list (No. 7, Figure 6-17), and select More Edit. This dialog box appears.
Figure 6-23
2.
Click Add, and name the created mode. You can create up to 100 modes.
3.
You can also apply the settings of the existed mode to the newly created mode. Click Copy, and
select from Default to create a mode of default settings, or select from selected Mode to create
a mode using the settings of the previously created mode.
4.
Click Save to return to the panel.
5.
Select the created mode from the Mode drop-down list, and create the groups in the Advanced I/O
List. For details, see Creating a Group for Cascade Triggers earlier in this chapter.
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Creating a Mode Schedule:
Define the times and days you like the panel to switch modes.
1.
On the panel toolbar, click the Configure button, and select Schedule Setting. This dialog box
appears.
Figure 6-24
2.
Click Add to create a schedule. This dialog box appears.
Figure 6-25

Name: Type a name for the schedule.

Mode: Select a mode from the drop-down list.

Time: Define a time period you want the mode to run.

Days: Check the day(s) you want the mode to run.
3.
Click OK to apply the settings, and click Save to return to the panel.
4.
To start the mode schedule, click the Mode Schedule button (No. 2, Figure 6-17), and then select
Mode Schedule Start.
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Quick Link
The Quick Link provides a quick access to triggered I/O devices. It is a separate window to display all
group icons. The group icon flashes when any included I/O device is triggered. Clicking the flashing
icon will bring you to the I/O location in the Advanced I/O List.

To open the Quick Link window, click the Toggle Quick Link button. (No. 3, Figure 6-17).

To set the Quick Link window at panel startup, see the Show Quick Link option in Figure 6-22.
Figure 6-26
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Forcing Output
To manually force an output, click one output, and select Force Output.

In the Standard I/O List, you can force the output individually.

In the Advanced I/O List, considering cascade triggers, you can only manually force the output at
the top level, e.g. Figure 6-27. Other outputs at sub levels cannot be forced manually, e.g. Figure
6-28.
However, if the output is not in a cascading hierarchy, you can definitely force it manually, e.g.
Figure 6-29.
Figure 6-27
Figure 6-28
Figure 6-29
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Editing Background Image
With the Background Image feature, you can import a floor plan to lay out the locations of triggered I/O
devices. This feature works in the Icon style of the Advanced I/O List.
1.
To switch to the Icon style, click the Advanced I/O List Style button (No. 4, Figure 6-17) and then
select Icon.
2.
Select a group in the Advanced I/O List. The I/O icons of this group will be displayed.
3.
Right-click on the right screen, and select Background Image to import a graphic file.
4.
Right-click on the right screen, and uncheck Auto Arrange. Now you can freely drag the I/O icons
to the desired locations on the imported map.
5.
To add images to another group, repeat the steps 2 to 4.
Figure 6-30
Note: Highlighting Advanced I/O List in the Advanced I/O List, you can import another image.
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I /O Applications
System-W ide Triggers
The System-W ide feature gives privileges to remote applications, such as Center V2 and VSM, to
force the outputs in the Main System for cascade triggers.
For this example, the System-W ide feature is enabled in Output 1. W hen the VSM operator manually
forces Output 1, Output 2, 3 and 4 will be triggered in a cascade series. If the System-W ide feature is
disabled, the operator can only force Output 1 without cascade triggers.
Figure 6-31
To enable this feature, right-click an output at the top level, and then select System-Wide Output.
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I /O Applications
The “Advanced Logical Input Status in Multicam”
Option
If you already set a specific input to trigger a specific output in the Main System, you can decide
whether to apply the simple input-trigger-output setting in the Advanced I/O Panel.
For example, you have set a simple access system in the Main System: Input 2 (card reader) triggers
Output 3 (the door opens).
I/O Device Setup
I/O Application Setting
Figure 6-32
But to tighten security, you may set a group “Garage” in the Advanced I/O Panel. Both Input 1 (power
switch) and Input 2 (card reader) should be activated together to trigger Output 1 (light), Output 2
(alarm) and Output 3 (the door opens) in a cascade series. Simply activating Input 2 (card reader)
shouldn’t cause any output triggers in the cascading hierarchy.
power switch
card reader
light
alarm
door opens
Output 3 door opens
Figure 6-33
So now you have the options:

At default, the simple input-trigger-output setting is applied at the Advance I/O Panel when I/O
monitoring is activated. For this example, Input 2 will trigger Output 3.

To only apply the cascade triggers set in the Advanced I/O Panel and ignore the simple
input-trigger-output setting, enable Use adv. Logical input result as input status from the I/O
icon on the main screen and Enable advanced logical input in Multicam from a certain group
(see Figure 6-19) together.

To switch to the simple input-trigger-output setting, just disable Enable advanced logical input in
Multicam.
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I /O Applications
Managing a Group of I/O Devices
With groups of I/O devices set up on the I/O Advanced Panel, you can enable or disable these I/O
devices by groups.
Enabling a Group
On the I/O Advanced Panel, right-click a desired group and select Start Monit o rin g . All input devices
of this group are now enabled. W hen inputs are triggered, outputs will be activated in cascade mode.
Disabling a Group
On the I/O Advanced Panel, right-click a desired group and select Stop Monito rin g . All input devices
of this group are now disabled. No cascade triggers will occur.
Pausing the Triggered Inputs
This feature is designed for a group of outputs set to be Toggle mode. W hen inputs activate outputs in
cascade triggers, right-click this group and select Pause Monitoring. The inputs of the group will be
reset, but the outputs keep on alarming.
Note: W ith the System-Wide Output option (see System-Wide Triggers above) activated, you
cannot use these three options to manage a group of I/O devices.
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I /O Applications
Visual Automation
The Visual Automation helps you automate any electronic device by triggering the connected output.
You can intuitively click on the image of the electronic device to change its current state, e.g. light ON.
6.7.1
1.
Setting Visual Automation
On the main screen, click the Configure button (No.14, Figure 1-2), point to Accessories, and
select Visual Automation Setting. This dialog box appears.
Figure 6-34
2.
Select the desired camera from the drop-down list, and check Enable.
3.
Drag the region on the image of the desired device. This dialog box appears.
Figure 6-35
4.
Select the connected module and output device. In the Note field, type a note to help you manage
the device. Click OK to save the configurations.
5.
To change the frame color of the set region, click the Set Color button.
6.
To emboss the set region, check the Float Up option; or keep them flat by checking the Normal
option.
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1.
I /O Applications
Using Visual Automation
On the main screen, click the desired camera name (No. 2, Figure 1-2), and select I/O
Automation. This window appears.
Figure 6-36
2.
Click the set regions to force the connected output device.
3.
To change the style of the set region, right-click the I/O icon to bring up these options:

Show All: Displays all set regions.

Rect Float: Embosses all set regions.

Set Color: Changes the frame color of all set regions.
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Virtual I/O Control
Through TCP/IP connection, the GV-System can remotely control the I/O devices connected from the
GV-I/O Box of Ethernet module, GV-W iegand Capture and GV IP devices.
On the main screen, click the Configure button (No.14, Figure 1-2), select Accessories, click I/O
Application and select Virtual I/O Setting. This dialog box appears.
Figure 6-37
For details on the settings in the Virtual I/O Device Setting dialog box, see I/O Device Setup earlier in
this chapter.
Note: The Enable option in the Signal Type section of the dialog box can turn on or off the I/O device
of the added IP device.
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Setting a Module
Up to 16 connected I/O devices can be combined to be one module for the GV-System to use. Note
that I/O devices from GV-Video Server, GV-Compact DVR and GV-IP Camera can be combined to
build a module. However, I/O devices of GV-W iegand Capture or GV-I/O Box can only combine with
those of another GV-W iegand Capture or GV-I/O Box to set up a module.
1.
Ensure the GV IP device, GV-W iegand Capture or GV-I/O Box of Ethernet module has added to
and recognized by the GV-System.
2.
In the Virtual I/O Device Setting dialog box (Figure 6-37), select one device, e.g. GV IP Device,
and click the Add button. This dialog box appears.
Figure 6-38
3.
The connected devices appear on the IP address list. Select the desired devices and click the [>>]
button to add their I/O devices to the Mapping list. The total number of added I/O devices is
displayed at the bottom of the Mapping list. Click OK.
4.
Select the added module from the list, and define the input status in the Monitor Input section. For
details, see [Input x] in I/O Device Setup earlier in this chapter. Click OK.
5.
On the main screen, click the I/O button (No. 7, Figure 1-2). This module is available from the
selection list.
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Chapter 7
Point-Of-Sale (POS) Application .................341
7.1 Text-Mode POS Device .......................................................................... 341
7.1.1 W indows-Based Direct POS Integr ati on .............................................................. 341
7.1.2
Data Capture Box Integration .............................................................................. 346
7.2 Graphic-Mode POS Device ................................................................... 347
7.2.1
Serial Port Connec ti on ......................................................................................... 347
7.2.2
Network Connec ti on............................................................................................. 349
7.3 POS Device Setup.................................................................................. 351
7.4 POS Data Overlay .................................................................................. 353
7.5 POS Field Filter ...................................................................................... 355
7.6
Abnormal Transaction Alerts ................................................................ 357
7.6.1
Setting Alarm Freque ncy ...................................................................................... 358
7.7 Codepage Mapping................................................................................ 360
7.8 POS Data Search ................................................................................... 361
7.9 POS Live View ........................................................................................ 362
7.10
7.9.1
The POS Live View Window ................................................................................ 362
7.9.2
Setting Live View ................................................................................................. 363
POS Color Text..................................................................................... 364
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Setting POS Color Text ...................................................................................... 364
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A POS device can be integrated to the GV-System. You can view transactions as they happen overlaid
on video channels. Transaction alerts can be configured, allowing instant notification of transaction
events. Video searches can be performed based upon a specific transaction item or a period of time.
Before connecting a POS device to the GV-System, you need to know the printing mode of your POS
device: Text Mode or Graphic Mode. If you are not sure about the printing mode of your POS device,
refer to The Printing Mode of POS System/Cash Register
7.1
Text-Mode POS Device
7.1.1
W indows-Based Direct POS Integration
You can integrate a POS device to the GV-System without requiring a GV-Data Capture Box. The
transaction data is directly transferred to the GV-System via a RS-232 serial cable or TCP/IP
connection.
Before You Start
Before you start, note the specifications below for the integration:

This integration supports Windows-based POS devices that can generate TXT, INI or JNL files
and POS devices that are compatible with Internet or OPOS Printer Driver protocols.

An appropriate dongle is required for the integration to work. The dongle options include 1, 2, 4, 8,
12 and 16 ports.

For serial port connection, up to 4 POS devices can be connected to one GV-System. For TCP/IP
connection, up to 16 POS devices can be connected to one GV-System.
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Connection
Choose one of the following methods to connect the GV-System to a POS device.
RS-232 Connection
Cross-over RS232
POS Device (TCP/IP or OPOS protocol compatible)
+ POS Text Sender
GV-System + USB dongle
Figure 7-1
1.
Using a cross-over RS-232 cable, connect the GV-System to the serial output of the POS device.
The POS device needs to be capable of generating transaction files, or TCP/IP or OPOS protocol
compatible.
2.
Connect the USB dongle to the GV-System.
Network Connection
LAN or
INTERNET
POS Device (TCP/IP or OPOS protocol compatible)
+ POS Text Sender
GV-System + USB dongle
Figure 7-2
1.
Connect the GV-System and POS device to the network. The POS device needs to be capable of
generating transaction files, or TCP/IP or OPOS protocol compatible.
2.
Configure a static IP address or domain name on the POS device. If the POS device uses a
dynamic IP address, you should apply for a domain name from the DDNS service so that the
GV-System can always access the POS device by the domain name.
3.
Connect the USB dongle to the GV-System.
Note: Two kinds of DDNS programs are provided in the Software DVD: Dynamic DNS Service and
Local DDNS Server. For details see Chapter 11 Useful Utilities.
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Settings
At the POS device:
1.
Insert the Software DVD to the POS computer. It runs automatically and a window appears.
2.
Click Install Guardian Security Solutions Paid Software.
3.
Select GV-POS Text Sender [Only for Windows Based and Text Mode POS device] and follow
the on-screen instructions. This dialog box appears.
Figure 7-3
4.
Click the New button. This dialog box appears.
Figure 7-4
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Select one of the following options.
a. Select File if the POS device can generate TXT, INI or JNL files.
b. Select Internet if the POS device is compatible with Internet protocol. Click OK. In the dialog
box that appears, type the IP address of the POS device and the connection port. The default
port value is 5111.
Figure 7-5
c. Select OPOS Printer Driver if the POS device is compatible with OPOS protocol. Click OK.
In the dialog box that appears, type the connection port. The default port value is 5111.
Figure 7-6
6.
Click OK. This dialog box appears.
Figure 7-7
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 Stock and inventory control: Select to record identical transaction items as separate entries
for receipts without receipt number and title. This function is useful for recording items entering
or exiting a warehouse to keep track of the number of items currently in stock.
Note: This option is only available when you select File in the previous step. W hen connecting
through Internet or OPOS protocols, identical transaction items are already recorded as separate
entries for receipts without receipt number and title by default.
 Printer Type: Select the type of the POS device: Serial Port or TCP/IP Port. Select Serial
Port if the POS device is connecting to GV-System using a cross-over RS-232 cable. Select
TCP/IP Port if the POS device is connecting through internet or OPOS protocols.
 File Path: Locate the data file to be transferred to GV-System. This option is only available
when you select File in the previous step.
 POS Index: Number the POS device.
 COM Port: Select the COM port that is used in connection with GV-System.
 The parameter/IP address button:
For the serial type of POS device, click this button to configure Baud Rate, Data Bits, Parity
and Stop Bits of the POS device.
For the TCP/IP type of POS device, click this button to configure Device Port and Password to
match those of the GV-System. By default, the port value is 4000, and the password fields in
both POS Data Sender and GV-System are left blank.
7.
Click Add to apply the settings.
8.
In the POS Text Sender dialog box, the POS device is added to the connection list. Click Start to
start the connection. You can also minimize the dialog box to the notification area
.
At the GV-System:
It is required to insert an appropriate dongle to the GV-System for this integration to work.
To set up a POS device in GV-System, see POS Device Setup later in this chapter.
Note: The maximum data size of each transaction to be transferred to a GV-System is 100 KB.
When the data size of a transaction exceeds the limit, only the latest data will be transferred and
displayed at the GV-System.
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Point-of-Sale (POS) Application
Data Capture Box Integration
For details on attaching the text-mode POS device to GV-System through GV-Data Capture Box, visit
the related links below. POS System refers to that with a receipt printer attached internally, while Cash
Register refers to that with a receipt printer attached externally.
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Graphic-Mode POS Device
You can integrate a graphic-mode POS device to the GV-System. The transaction data is directly
transferred to the GV-System via a RS-232 serial cable or TCP/IP connection.
Before You Start
Before you start, note the specifications below for the integration:

This integration only supports the W indows-based POS device.

An appropriate dongle is required for the integration to work.

For serial port connection, up to 4 POS devices can be connected to one GV-System. For TCP/IP
connection, up to 16 POS devices can be connected to one GV-System.
7.2.1
Serial Port Connection
To attach the graphic-mode POS device, with the W indows operating system and serial output, to
GV-System, follow these steps:
1.
Connect the POS device as illustrated below.
Cross-over RS232
GV-System + USB dongle
POS Device
Figure 7-8
2.
Insert the Software DVD to the POS device. It runs automatically, and a window appear s .
3.
Click Install Guardian Security Solutions Paid Software.
4.
Select GV-POS Data Sender [Only for Graphic mode POS device], and follow on-screen
instructions to complete the installation.
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Select POS Data Sender from W indows Start Menu. This dialog box appears.
Figure 7-9 POS Data Sender
6.
Select Serial Port and select the COM port that the POS device is connected to.
7.
Click Start Service to send graphic data to GV-System.
The GV-System must be configured and ready for this application. To set up the GV-System, see POS
Device Setup later in this chapter.
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7.2.2 Network Connection
1.
Connect the GV-System and POS device to the network as illustrated below.
LAN or
INTERNET
GV-System + USB dongle
POS Device
Figure 7-10
2.
Insert the Software DVD to the POS device. It runs automatically, and a window appears.
3.
Click Install Guardian Security Solutions Paid Software.
4.
Select GV-POS Data Sender [Only for Graphic Mode POS System], and follow on-screen
instructions to complete the installation.
5.
Select POS Data Sender from W indows Start Menu. The POS Data Sender dialog box appears.
6.
Select TCP/IP.
7.
Type Password or modify Port value to match those on the GV-System if necessary. By default,
the port value is 4000, and the password fields in both POS Data Sender and GV-System are left
blank. The first-time user can skip the step and follow the next step to test the connection.
Settings on POS Data Sender
Settings on GV-System
Figure 7-11
8.
Click Start Service to send graphic data to GV-System.
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The GV-System must be configured and ready for this application. To set up the GV-System, see POS
Device Setup later in this chapter.
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POS Device Setup
To set up a POS device in GV-System, follow these steps:
1.
On the main screen, click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), select Accessories, click
POS Application Setting, and select POS Device Setup. This dialog box appears.
Figure 7-12 POS Server Setup
2.
Click the New button. This dialog box appears.
Figure 7-13 POS system settings
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Printer Type: Select Serial Port, Parallel Port or TCP/IP Port that the POS device belongs
to.

Device: Select the number of the POS device if multiple POS devices are connected, and
rename it if necessary.

Mapping Camera: Assign the POS device to a camera screen.

POS Module: Select the printer attached to the POS device.
If it’s not Epson, select General for other brands.
If the printing is the graphic mode, select GraphMode. For Graphic mode applications, see
the Graphic Mode POS Device section above.
If the printing is the text mode and a GV-Data Capture Box is not used for integration, select
POS Text Sender. For this application, see Windows-Based Direct POS Integration earlier in
this chapter.

COM Port: Select the COM port that the POS device is connected to.

The parameter/IP address button:
For the serial type of POS device, click the button to configure Baud Rate, Data Bits, Parity,
and Stop Bits of the POS device.
For the TCP/IP type of POS device, click the button to configure IP address, domain name or
device name of the POS device.

Cash Drawer Open Signal: This option is only available when an input module is configured
in the Main System. Assign the input module connected to the cash drawer. Every time when
the cash drawer is opened, a signal will be sent to the Main System and recorded in System
Log for later retrieval.

Use Codepage Mapping: This feature is to support special characters and symbols display.
For details, see Codepage Mapping later in this chapter.

Trace Mode: Check this item only after getting the recommendation from our technical
support staff.
3.
After above settings, click Add to add the POS device to the Main System.
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Point-of-Sale (POS) Application
POS Data Overlay
Follow these steps to superimpose POS transaction data on the video.
1.
Open the POS Server Setup window (Figure 7-12).
2.
Click the Text Setup button to set text font and position of the data.
Figure 7-14 Text Overlay Settings
[Camera Name] Select a camera to be configured. After configuration, you can click the finger
button at each section to apply the same settings to all cameras.
[Text]

Print on video file: Enable this option to display POS data on the recorded video file.

Print on screen: Enable this option to display POS data on the transaction scene.

Print on POS Live View: Enable this option to display POS data on the POS Live View
window. See POS Live View later in this chapter.

Alignment: Select to set the position of text overlay on the screen.
[Photograph]

Print text on video file or on screen with photograph: Enable this option to overlay the
photos with access text onto the live video or recorded file.
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Print on POS Live View: Enable this option to display the photos on the POS Live View
window. See POS Live View later in this chapter.

Alignment: Select to set the position of photo overlay on the screen.
[Enable clean time] W hen the option is enabled, after the specified time in seconds that if
GV-System hasn’t received the transaction data from your POS device, the already-displayed data
will disappear from the camera screen, i.e. the cashier stops entering the transaction data.

Transaction end dwell time: Specify the amount of time in seconds that POS data stays on
a camera screen before the next transaction.
[Camera/Time/IO Alarm Text]

Print on video file: Enable this option to display camera ID and location name on the
recorded video file.

Print on screen (Only for IO alarm): Enable this option to display the name of trigger ed input
device on the camera screen. For this function to work, it is required to map a camera to an
input device, see Overlaying Input Device Name onto Screen upon Input Trigger in
Chapter 6.
Note: Up to 5 input names can be stamped on each channel when inputs are triggered.

Alignment: Select how you want the camera information to be aligned on a camera screen.
[Set Font] Click the Set Font button to set up the font for POS and Camera/Time text. The option
Apply Stereo Font makes texts stand out from the background by giving white-edge to the texts.
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Point-of-Sale (POS) Application
POS Field Filter
POS Field Filter allows you to create a column for a transaction item in System Log. It further filters the
transaction conditions based on your criteria, and displays the results under the created column. To set
up the function, follow these steps:
1.
On the main screen, click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), select Accessories, select
POS Application Setting, and select POS Field Filter Setup. This dialog box appears.
Figure 7-15 POS Capture Data Setting
2.
Click the New button and select Caption Data. This dialog box appears.
Figure 7-16 Setting search criteria
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[Key Word] Enter a meaningful keyword that matches exactly one of transaction items/texts in the
receipt. The field is case sensitive. Suppose we enter Coke, and every text matching to Coke will
be screened out.
[Capture Data Type] Select the type of data followed by the specified transaction item/text:
Numeric, Currency or Alphabetic. If the specified transaction item/text is followed by a price
amount, select Numeric or Currency. If it is followed by alphabets, select Alphabetic.

With Comma: If there are commas in a price amount, select the option.

With Decimal Sign: If there are decimal signs in a price amount, select the option.

With Space: The option is only available when you select Alphabetic. If there is space
among a series of characters, check the option.
[MDB File Entry Name] Enter a file name to store the data.
3.
Click OK to apply the above settings.
4.
In System Log, for this example, you can see the last column created for the transaction item
Coke. The transactions matching the search criteria will be displayed under the created column.
Figure 7-17 A created column in System Log
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Point-of-Sale (POS) Application
Abnormal Transaction Alerts
When an abnormal transaction of the specified transaction item occurs, this function can automatically
activate the output device and send out assigned E-Mail/SMS/Pager alerts. To set up this function,
follow these steps:
1.
Follow the instructions in POS Filed Filter earlier in this chapter to set up a transaction item first.
2.
In the POS Capture Data Setting dialog box (Figure 7-15), click the Loss Prevention Setting
button. This dialog box appears.
Figure 7-18 Loss Prevention Setting
[Alarm Conditions] Check this option and define the price range for an alarm condition. For this
example, when the price amount in a transaction is great than or equal to (>=) 10000 and less
than or equal to (<=) 100000, the assigned alarm will be activated.
[Alarm Output] Assign an installed output module for the application.
[Alert Message] Enter a desired alert message. To set up a notification type (E-Mail/Hotline/SMS),
refer to Send Alerts Approach in Chapter 1.
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Setting Alarm Frequency
To eliminate false alarms and increase monitoring efficiency, you can set up alarm frequency
conditions.
In the Loss Prevention Setting dialog box (Figure 7-18), click Advanced. This dialog box appears.
Figure 7-19
 Frequency Condition: Enable to set up the number of event occurrences within a given time
period to trigger the alarm.
 Number of Occurrences: Specify the number of event occurrences.
 Time Frame: Select one of the time periods: one hour, 12 hours, one day, one week or one
month.
 Return to the configured frequency conditions: After the alarm is triggered by the set
frequency conditions, the system starts counting frequency again from zero. If this option was
disabled and the frequency conditions have been met, the alarm will be triggered by every
event.
 Idle time: To avoid constantly triggered alarms, you can set the time interval between each event
occurrence.
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In System Log, the events that match the alarm frequency settings are marked with “Alarm.”
Figure 7-20
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Point-of-Sale (POS) Application
Codepage Mapping
This feature is to support special characters and symbols display. W hen your transaction text appears
on the screen incorrectly, your POS device may use different character code from GV-System’s. To
change a character code, follow these steps:
1.
In Figure 7-13, enable Use Codepage Mapping, and select a character code from the drop-down
list.
Note: The codepage is related to “Script” in the Set Font option (Figure 7-14). W hen this option
is disabled, it means there are no codepages matching your script setting.
2.
To verify the character code you selected, click the […] button to preview its codepage.
Figure 7-21 Codepage Mapping Preview
3.
In the From field, locate and click one of the symbols or characters that couldn’t display correctly.
In this example, you can see its previous character code (From side: Ox9C) has been transferred
to the default equivalent (To side: OxA3).
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Point-of-Sale (POS) Application
POS Data Search
You can locate any desired POS data and videos during a transaction. On the main screen, click the
ViewLog button and then select Search POS Data to display the Quick Search window. W hen the
Quick Search starts, the latest transaction video and data will always be displayed. For details on this
feature, see Quick Search in Chapter 4.
Note: W hen IP cameras are installed with POS devices, note the following:

In an Internet environment, the found POS data and images cannot match properly. Therefore,
IP cameras are not recommended to be installed with POS devices in this condition.

In a LAN environment, there will be image delay between found POS data and images. The
delay is about 3 frames before or after the found data record.
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Point-of-Sale (POS) Application
POS Live View
The POS Live View can display transaction data in a separate window instead of overlaying data on
the main screen. It features:

Fast access to transaction data without opening System Log.

The View is designed for high screen resolution of 1280 x 1024. W hen your monitor supports 1280
x 1024 and the main screen is set to 1024 x 768, you can juxtapose the main screen and the POS
Live View.
7.9.1
The POS Live View W indow
On the main screen, click the ViewLog button, and then select POS Live View.
Figure 7-22
The controls in the POS Live View W indow:
No.
Name
Description
1
Previous Transaction
Goes to the previous transaction data.
2
Next Transaction
Goes to the next transaction data.
3
Freeze
Suspends the current transaction data display. Clicking this button
again will restore to the live display.
4
Live View Menu
Accesses the settings of POS Live View.
5
Exit
Closes the POS Live View window.
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Setting Live View
To change the display status on the POS Live View window, click the Live View Menu button (No.4,
Figure 7-22) and select Live View Setup. This dialog box appears.
Figure 7-23
[View Setting]

Max Transactions in Each View: Enter the number of transactions you want to keep on the POS
Live View window. For example, if you enter 99, there are always 99 transactions kept on the
window. W hen the 100th transaction is entered, the oldest transaction data will be deleted and the
max. transaction number remains to be 99.

Max Rows in Each View: Enter the number of transaction rows you want to keep on the POS
Live View window, which includes any materials printed by the POS device, e.g. data and time.
[Mode Setting]

Single View: Displays only one POS Live View window on the screen.

Multi View: Displays multiple POS Live View windows on the screen.

Save User Define Arrange Position: Allows you to freely place the multiple windows on the
screen.
To use this feature:
(1) Drag the windows to the desired places on the screen.
(2) Open the Live View Setup dialog box, and click this option. Click Yes to save your
arrangement when this warning message appears: Are you sure to save User Define Arrange
Position?
Whenever you want to place the POS Live View windows as your previous arrangement, click the
Live View Menu button, point to Arrange Views, and select Custom View.
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Point-of-Sale (POS) Application
POS Color Text
You can use different colors and time periods to identify any desired transaction items. W hen the
transaction item is identified, the feature can trigger the alarm and send out the alert message. The
identification is recorded in the System Log for later retrieval as well.
For example, if the liquor is prohibited for sale in the midnight, a seller can use this feature to prevent
from any unintentional sale.
7.10.1
1.
Setting POS Color Text
On the main screen, click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to Accessories, click
POS Application Setting, and select POS Field Filter Setup. The POS Capture Data Setting
dialog box (Figure 7-15) appears.
2.
Click New and select Color Keyword. This dialog box appears.
Figure 7-24
[Key Word] Type the text to be identified in the transaction data. The keyword setting is case
sensitive.
[Color] Specify a color to identify the defined text.
[only work between] Specify the time period to identify the defined text in the transaction data.
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To trigger an alarm when the defined text is detected during the transaction, click the Loss
Prevention Setting button in the POS Capture Data Setting dialog box (Figure 7-15). This dialog
box appears.
Figure 7-25

Enable Alarm: Check this item to enable the alarm when the identified text is detected. To set
up alarm frequency conditions, click the Advanced button. For details, see Setting Alarm
Frequency earlier in this chapter.

Alarm Output: Check this item and use the drop-down lists to select the connected module
and output device.

Alert Message: Type the message for the E-mail or SMS alerts to be sent out when the alarm
is triggered.
4.
Click OK to save the above settings.
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When the defined text is identified in the transaction data, the identification appears not only on
the main screen but also on the POS Live View window. It is also recorded in the System Log.
Figure 7-26
Note: You can set the maximum of 32 keywords for identification.
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Remote Viewing ................................. 369
8.1
Remote Viewing Using a Web Browser ................................................ 370
8.2
WebCam Server Settings ....................................................................... 374
8.2.1 General Settings .................................................................................................. 374
8.2.2 Server Settings .................................................................................................... 375
8.2.3 Video Settings ...................................................................................................... 376
8.2.4 SDK Settings ........................................................................................................ 377
8.2.5 Audio Settings ...................................................................................................... 378
8.2.6 JPG Settings ........................................................................................................ 380
8.2.7 3GPP Settings ..................................................................................................... 381
8.2.8 Mobile Settings .................................................................................................... 382
8.2.9 Multicast Settings ................................................................................................. 383
8.2.10 UPnP Settings .................................................................................................... 384
8.2.11
FTP Server Settings ........................................................................................... 387
8.2.12 Network Port Infor m ati o n ................................................................................... 388
8.3
Single View Viewer................................................................................389
8.3.1 Control Panel ....................................................................................................... 391
8.3.2 Server List ............................................................................................................ 392
8.3.3 Video Recording .................................................................................................. 393
8.3.4 Alarm Notific ati o n ................................................................................................. 394
8.3.5 Video and Audio Configuration ............................................................................ 395
8.3.6 Hardware-Compressed or Megapixel Stream ..................................................... 397
8.3.7 PTZ Contr ol .......................................................................................................... 398
8.3.8 Visual PTZ Control Panel ..................................................................................... 399
8.3.9 I/O Contr ol ............................................................................................................ 400
8.3.10 Visual Automati o n .............................................................................................. 401
8.3.11
Picture-in-Picture View ....................................................................................... 402
8.3.12 Picture-and-Picture View ................................................................................... 403
8.3.13 Image Enhanc em ent .......................................................................................... 404
8.3.14 Remote Confi gur ati o n ........................................................................................ 405
8.4
2-Window Viewer .................................................................................... 407
8.5
Multi-Window Viewer .............................................................................. 408
8.6
Multi View Viewer....................................................................................409
8.6.1 Installation of Multi View ...................................................................................... 409
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Host List ............................................................................................................... 412
8.6.3
Channel Status Infor m ati on.................................................................................. 413
8.6.4
Creation of a Host ................................................................................................ 414
8.6.5
Combination of Multiple Hosts into a Single Host................................................ 415
8.6.6
Video Recording .................................................................................................. 417
8.6.7
Camera Polling .................................................................................................... 418
8.6.8
Hardware-Compressed or Megapixel Stream ..................................................... 419
8.6.9
PTZ Contr ol .......................................................................................................... 420
8.6.10
Visual PTZ Control Panel ................................................................................... 421
8.6.11
Output Contr ol .................................................................................................... 422
8.6.12
Remote ViewLog ................................................................................................ 423
8.6.13
System Confi gur ati on......................................................................................... 424
8.6.14
Camera Status ................................................................................................... 426
8.6.15
Host Infor m ati on................................................................................................. 427
8.6.16
Icon Image Change ............................................................................................ 428
8.7 Multicast and Audio Broadcast .............................................................429
8.7.1
Configuring Multicast and Broadcast Settings ..................................................... 429
8.7.2
Sending Audio Broadc ast..................................................................................... 431
8.7.3
Receiving Multicast and Audio Broadc as t............................................................ 432
8.8 JPEG Image Viewer ................................................................................434
8.9 Remote Playback ....................................................................................435
8.10
Remote ViewLog ...................................................................................436
8.11
Event List Query ...................................................................................437
8.12
Download Center .................................................................................. 439
8.13
Mobile Phone Applications .................................................................. 440
8.14
8.13.1
W indows PDA .................................................................................................... 442
8.13.2
W indows Smartp hon e ........................................................................................ 450
8.13.3
Symbian Smartphone ........................................................................................ 455
8.13.4
BlackBerry Phone .............................................................................................. 459
8.13.5
3G Mobile Phone ............................................................................................... 463
8.13.6
I-Mode Phone .................................................................................................... 466
8.13.7
iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad............................................................................ 468
8.13.8
Android Smartphones and Tablets ..................................................................... 476
Web Browsers on Smartphones..........................................................483
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Remote Viewing
With Microsoft Internet Explorer, you can remotely view live video, download and play back video files,
manage systems within the security network, control PTZ camera and I/O devices through the
WebCam server.
The remote computer used to access live video must meet the following minimum requirements:
OS
32-bit
Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2008
64-bit
Windows 7, Server 2008
CPU
Pentium 4, 2.0 GHz
Memory
W indows XP
2 x 512 MB Dual Channels
W indows Vista / 7 /
2 x 1 GB Dual Channels
Server 2008
Hard Disk
80 GB
Graphic Card
AGP or PCI-Express, 800 x 600 (1280 x 1024 recommended),
32-bit color
AGP or PCI-Express, 1024 x 768, 32-bit color (for Multi View
Viewer only)
Network
TCP/IP
Web Browser
IE 7.0 or later
DirectX
9.0c
With non-IE browsers, the below browsers are supported for remotely viewing live view, playing back
videos, and listing the event query:
Google Chrome
21.0.1180.89m or earlier
Mozilla Firefox
15.0.1 or earlier
Apple Safari
5.1.7 or earlier
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Remote Viewing Using a Web Browser
The GV-System is built in a WebCam server. Once the WebCam server is enabled, you can use
Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, or Mozilla Firefox to remotely view and
manage the surveillance images from the GV-System.
Note:
1.
For Internet connection, the GV-System must have an IP address or domain name from ISP. If
the IP address is dynamic, you may use the DDNS service to direct changing IP addresses to
the GV-System. For the service, see Dynamic DNS in Chapter 11.
2.
Make sure the remote PC is going to access the GV-System meets the minimum system
requirements mentioned above.
1.
To start the W ebCam server on GV-System, click the Network button. The Server Setup dialog
box appears. The first-time user can click OK without making any configuration to close the
dialog box and start. W hen the W ebCam server is started, “W eb” and “CCS” signs appear on the
main screen as illustrated below.
Figure 8-1
2.
If there is a router or firewall installed on the server site of the GV-System, ensure the
communication ports required by the W ebCam Server is open: 80 (HTTP Port).
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On any remote computer, open a W eb browser and type the IP address or domain name of the
GV-System. This dialog box appears .
Figure 8-2
3.
Type a user ID and a password created on the GV-System.
4.
Click Login. W hen the connection is established, this Single View page appears.
Figure 8-3 Live View on IE Browser
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The following W ebCam server features will be introduced later in this chapter:
IE Browser’s WebCam Server Features
Name
Description
Accesses different types of live view viewers.
Live View
See Single View Viewer, 2-Window Viewer, Multi-Window Viewer, Multicast and
Audio Broadcast, and JPEG Image Viewer later in this chapter.
Accesses remote playback options.
Remote Play Back
See Event List Query later in this chapter.
DMMultiView
Remote ViewLog
Accesses the Multi View Viewer. See Multi View Viewer later in this chapter.
Accesses the Remote ViewLog. See Remote ViewLog later in this chapter .
Accesses E-Maps remotely set up at the GV-Sys tem .
Remote E-Map
See E-Map Application in Chapter 9.
Accesses the Download Center. This function offers optional viewing programs
Download
to be downloaded to the local PC.
See Download Center later in this chapter.
Home
Returns to the Login page.
Non-IE Browsers’ WedCam Server Features
Name
Description
Accesses different types of live view viewers. For JPEG Image Viewer, see
Live View
Remote Play Back
JPEG Image Viewer later in this chapter.
Accesses remote playback options. See Event List Query and Remote Playback
later in this chapter.
Home
Returns to the Login page.
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WebCam Server Settings
GV-System is built-in with a web sever. Click the Network button, and then select WebCam Server to
display the following Server Setup dialog box. The Server Setup dialog box contains these tabs: (1)
General, (2) Server, (3) Video, (4) SDK, (5) Audio, (6) JPG, (7) 3GPP, (8) Mobile and (9) Multicast.
8.2.1
General Settings
Figure 8-5
[WebCam Options]

Enhance network security: W hen this option is enabled, it is required to complete a word
verification step every time when you log on to the WebCam server.

Enable Remote Control: Select this option to remotely configure the GV-System, PTZ cameras
or I/O devices through the WebCam server.

Run Viewlog Server: Select this option to remotely play back video files through the W ebCam
server.

Run Bandwidth Control Server: Select this option to enable the Bandwidth Control Server. For
details, see Bandwidth Control Application in Chapter 11.
[Frame Page Title Color] Select the color of date, time and camera stamps on the frame.
Note: W hen Enhance network security is enabled,

the users using earlier version than 8.0 cannot access WebCam applications any more, and

JPEG/3GPP/Mobile applications will be disabled.
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Server Settings
Figure 8-6
[Run GeoHTTP Server] Enable Geo-developed HTTP server or use your own HTTP server.
Command Port is the port used to access WebCam, and Data Port is the port used to transfer data
over Internet.
[Enable SSL] Enable the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to ensure the security and privacy of
Internet connection. To use your own generated Certificate and Private Key or ones verified by SSL
authority, click the […] buttons and select the files stored at your computer. Note that the system will
enable both SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0 as its default; to disable SSL 2.0 protocol when using SSL 3.0, select
Disable SSL2.0.
[Detect UPnP] For details, see UPnP Settings later in this chapter.
Note: If you want to enable SSL 3.0 on a computer running W indows Vista, it is required to upgrade
your system to Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2.
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Remote Viewing
Video Settings
Figure 8-7

Max. Channel(s): Specify the number of channels allowed to access the W ebCam server, with
the upper limit of 200 channels.

Max Image size: Select a maximum resolution on the WebCam server. The default resolution on
the W ebCam is Normal (320 x 240).

For DVR video source, if you want to view the image of Middle (640 x 480 (De-interlace),
704 x 480 (De-interlace)) or Large (640 x 480 or 704 x 480) size on the remote site, you also
have to configure a corresponding Video Source at the GV-System. Click the Configure
button on the main screen (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to A/V Setting, and then select Video
Source. In the Video Resolution field, select 640 x 480 or higher resolutions, and then click
OK to apply.

For IP video source, you may have larger size than DVR’s. Besides normal, middle and large
size, you can select Actual Size of that IP video. Refer to Hardware-Compressed and
Megapixel Stream in Single View Viewer and Multi View Viewer later in this chapter.

Allowed PTZ camera: The option allows you to control selected PTZ cameras at a remote
computer. Click the button and select the desired PTZ cameras to work on the WebCam server.
Note: To specify the time length allowed for a guest user to access the WebCam server, click the
Configure button on the main screen, select System Configure, select Password Setup, and select
Local Account Edit. On the WebCam tab, select the Limit Connection Time option and specify the
time length. The time range is between 10 and 3600 seconds.
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Remote Viewing
SDK Settings
Figure 8-8
This feature is only used for SDK users to prevent overloading on slower networks.

Max. Channel(s): Specify the number of channels allowed to be downloaded to a client PC.

Bandwidth Control: Enable and specify the rate of data to be transferred over network. The
option effectively controls the bandwidth being used by the W ebCam server.
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Remote Viewing
Audio Settings
Connecting Audio Devices
Through the WebCam server, you can access live audio at a remote site and talk to the server site.
This feature is useful when the remote site requires speaking to the personnel at the server site in case
of emergency. Before using this feature, make sure all the necessary hardware are in place:
1.
To record audio, connect microphones to the audio inputs on the GV-Video Capture Card. For
details, refer to the GV-DVR and Accessories Installation Guide on the Software DVD.
2.
Make sure your sound card is already inside the computer. Connect a multimedia speaker to the
audio output of your computer’s sound card. This is for receiving audio from the remote site.
3.
Connect a desktop microphone to the input of the audio extension card (or cable line). This is for
sending audio to the remote site.
Audio Setup
Figure 8-9
[Server to Client] Allows a remote computer to access live audio from the server site of the
GV-System.
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Max. Channel(s): Enter the number of remote computers allowed to access live audio, with the
upper limit of 40 PCs.
[Client to Server] Allows a remote computer to speak to the server site of the GV-System.

Max. Channel(s): Enter the number of remote computers allowed to speak to the server site, with
the upper limit of 20 computers.

Port: The default audio port is 6550.
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Remote Viewing
JPG Settings
These settings allow you to send JPEG or GIF files over Internet.
Figure 8-10

Create JPEG/GIF file(s): Allows you to view the JPEG/GIF images remotely. You can use the
JPEG Image Viewer feature of the W ebCam server to access the JPEG images over Internet.
Enabling this function also allows you to use GV mobile applications i-Mode, GV-Remote View,
GV-iView and GV-AView to access the JPEG images on your mobile phone. After the feature is
enabled, use the slider to adjust JPEG image quality. The bigger the number (sliding it towards
right), the better the image quality and the bigger image file size.

FTP Transfer JPEG file: Downloads JPEG images from the FTP server. For details, see FTP
Server Settings later in this chapter.
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Remote Viewing
3GPP Settings
These settings allow you to stream video and audio on 3G-enabled mobile phones.
Figure 8-11

RTSP/TCP Port: The default communication port is 8554.

Max. Connections: Specify the number of users that can connect to this server. Set the number
to be between 1 and 100.

RTP/RTCP/UDP Port: The number of ports is limited to 80 in order to enhance the security of the
WebCam server during the connection with the 3G-enabled mobile phones. The default range of
ports is 17300 to 17380.
Note: To enable 3G services on your mobile phone, consult your network operator.
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Remote Viewing
Mobile Settings
These settings allow you to perform mobile phone applications. For details, see Mobile Phone
Applications later in this chapter.
Figure 8-12

Port: The default communication port is 8866.

RPB port: This port is used for remote playback feature. The default value is 5511. For this
feature to work, the Run ViewLog Server option (Figure 8-5) must be selected too.

Max. connection: Specify the number of users that can connect to this server. Set the number
between 1 and 20.
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Remote Viewing
Multicast Settings
These settings allow you to perform multicast and audio broadcast functions. For details, see Multicast
and Audio Broadcast later in this chapter.
Figure 8-13

Multicast: By default the IP address is 224.1.1.2, and port number is 8300 to send the video and
audio stream. Optionally, you can specify a Password for hosts to activate multicast. Click the
Camera and Audio buttons to select which camera and audio are accessible through multicast.

Receive Broadcast Audio: By default the IP address is 224.1.1.3, and port number is 8400 to
receive audio broadcasting.

Network Card: Select another network card, if available, to run the Multicast service on a
different network. Since the Multicast service can take a lot of bandwidth when enabled,
separating it from the main network is advised whenever possible.
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Remote Viewing
UPnP Settings
WebCam Server supports UPnP technology (Universal Plug and Play) to allow automatic port
configuration to your router.
In order for UPnP to be enabled, the following requirements must be met:

Windows XP Service Pack 2 or above

Windows XP must be configured to use UPnP (see below)

UPnP must be enabled on your router (consult your router’s documentation)
Enabling UPnP in Windows XP
1.
Go to W indows Start, click Start button, select Settings, and select Network Connections. This
window appears.
Figure 8-14
2.
Right-click one Local Area Connection, select Properties, and click the Advanced tab. This
dialog box appears.
Figure 8-15
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Click the Settings tab, and click Exceptions tab. This dialog box appears.
Figure 8-16
4.
Select UPnP Framework, and click OK.
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Enabling UPnP on the WebCam Server
1.
On the main screen, click the Network button (No. 11, Figure 1-2), select WebCam Server, and
click the Server tab. The Server Setup dialog box (Figure 8-6) appears.
2.
Click Detect UPnP. This dialog box appears.
Figure 8-17
3.
Click Searching to search the UPnP-enabled routers.
4.
If your server is installed with multiple routers, select a desired one from the UPnP Router
drop-down list.
5.
If you server is installed with multiple network adapters, select a desired one from the IP Address
drop-down list.
6.
Click Configure to automatically configure the communication ports on the router.
Tip: If you don’t use the default ports, modify the related ports in the Server Setup dialog box (Figure
8-5) and then click OK. Re-open the dialog box and follow above steps to configure your router.
Note: UPnP technology is also available in other remote applications: Control Center, Center V2,
Remote Playback, Authentication Server, VSM and TwinDVR.
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Remote Viewing
FTP Server Settings
You can access the recorded images of JPEG format from a remote computer installed with the FTP
server. In Figure 8-10, select the FTP transfer JPEG file option, and then click the FTP Setup button
to display the following dialog box.
Figure 8-18 FTP Setup
1.
In the Server Host Name field, type the IP address or domain name of the FTP server. Modify the
default port value 21 if necessary.
2.
Type a login username and password of the FTP server.
3.
Specify a file path to save the recorded images on the FTP server.
4.
Click the Transfer Camera button and assign which camera’s files to be transferred to the FTP
server.
5.
In the Send File Delay field, specify the frequency to upload recorded images from the
GV-System to the FTP server. The time range is from 0.1 to 600 seconds.
6.
In the Connection Retries field, specify the number of retries when the FTP connection fails (Max:
999). In the Retry Delay field, specify the interval between each connection retry (Max: 9999
sec.).
7.
Click OK to apply above settings.
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Remote Viewing
Network Port Information
The Network Port Information is designed for users to view and manage all network ports of remote
applications.
On the main screen, click the Network button (No. 11, Figure 1-2), and select Network Port
Information. This dialog box appears.
1
3
Figure 8-19
The controls on the Port Settings:
No.
Name
Description
1
Modify
Changes the port settings.
2
Save
Saves the port settings.
3
Port Mapping
Employs UPnP technology (Universal Plug and Play) to allow automatic
port configuration to the router.
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8.3 Single View Viewer
After you log into the WebCam server successfully, you can see the single live view from the
GV-System.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
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15 14 13 12 11 10
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Figure 8-20 Single View MPEG4 Encoder Viewer
The controls in the Single View Viewer:
No. Name
Description
Indicates the remaining time when you log in as Guest. W hen time is up,
1
Countdown Timer
2
Menu
3
Expand / Close
Expands or closes the Control Panel.
4
Control Panel
See Control Panel later in this chapter.
you will be logged out automatically.
Opens the menu of Control Panel. See Control Panel later in this
chapter.
Brings up these options: Alarm Notify, Video and Audio Configuration,
Remote Config, Change Server, Show Camera Name and Image
5
Show System Menu
Enhance.
See Alarm Notification, Video and Audio Configuration, Remote
Configuration, Server List, and Image Enhancement later in this chapter.
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Change Camera
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PTZ Control
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I/O Control
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Selects the desired camera for display.
Displays the PTZ control panel .
See PTZ Control and Visual PTZ Control Panel later in this chapter.
Displays the I/O control panel.
See I/O Control later in this chapter.
Switches to full screen view. The maximum video resolution configured
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Full Screen
on the GV-System will be applied. See Video Settings in WebCam
Server Settings earlier in this chapter.
10
File Save
Saves live video in the local computer.
See Video Recording later in this chapter.
Adjusts video quality with two options: Geo H264 and Geo MPEG4.
11
Change Quality
For hardwar e- c om pr es s ed and megapixel quality, see
Hardware-Compressed and Megapixel Stream later in this chapter.
12
Snapshot
13
Speaker
14
Microphone
Takes a snapshot of the displayed live video.
Enables live audio from the remote GV-System.
See Video and Audio Configuration later in this chapter.
Enables speaking to the remote GV-System.
See Video and Audio Configuration later in this chapter.
15
Stop
Terminates the connection to the remote GV-System.
16
Play
Connects to the remote GV-System.
Right-clicking on live video allows you to instantly access some useful
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Live Video
functions. The Resolution option can display a resolution indicator at the
bottom right corner of the video.
Displaying Full Screen Live View on Another Monitors
Using the IE browser, you can display up to 10 full-screen channels with multiple monitors installed.
Right-click the live view and select a designated monitor to bring full screen live view. The full screen
live view appears on the designated monitor immediately.
Note: The full-screen display closes at the designed monitor if its W eb interface window is
minimized.
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Remote Viewing
Control Panel
A control panel is provided for control of the connected channel. To open the control panel, click the
Expand / Close button (No. 3, Figure 8-19) on top of the Single View viewer. To change the pages of
the control panel, click the Menu button (No. 2, Figure 8-19). You can also use the right and left arrow
buttons on the panel to change the pages.
The functions on the control panel:
Name
Description
Displays the current version, local time, host time and number of channels
Information
Video
currently accessing WebCam.
Displays the current video codec, resolution and data rate.
Displays audio data rates when the microphone and speaker devices are
Audio
Preset Go
enabled.
Allows you to remotely move the PTZ to the preset points.
Provides a graphic display of the input and output devices from the
I/O Control
Alarm Notify
Camera Adjustment
GV-System.
Displays the captured images by sensor triggers and/or motion detection.
See Alarm Notification later.
Allows you to remotely adjust image quality by moving the slider to the desired
values.
Allows you to view POS transactions or cardholder data along with live video.
POS/W iegand
If the monitoring is activated on the GV-System, double-clicking any
transaction items or cardholder data can have an instant playback.
Allows you to view the counts of Object Counting along with live view. Once
People Count
the counts are logged into the GV-System, In and Out counts will become
zero and the system will start counting those numbers again.
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Server List
You can add the connection information of multiple GV-Systems to the W ebCam server for quick
access later. Click the Show System Menu button (No. 5, Figure 8-20), and select Change Server to
display the following dialog box.
The Host
drop-down list
Figure 8-21 Change Server
To add a server to the drop-down list, click the New button. In Host Name field, type a name to identify
the GV-System. Type the IP address or domain name of the GV-System. Type a valid username and
password to log in to the GV-System. Leave all port settings as defaults at 4550, 5550, and 6550
respectively unless otherwise necessary. Click the OK button. Then the created GV-System will
appear in the drop-down list.
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Video Recording
Click the File Save button (No. 10, Figure 8-20) to save video in a local computer. Files saved in AVI
format are playable at third party viewers. Use the slider to adjust the time length of each saved clip.
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Alarm Notification
The Single View Viewer can be set to display up to four captured images in the control panel upon
motion detection or input trigger. To enable the function, follow these steps.
Captured images
Pop-up live video
Figure 8-22
1.
Click the Show System Menu button (No. 5, Figure 8-20), and select Alarm Notify. This dialog
box appears.
Figure 8-232 Alarm Notification
 Motion Notify: Once motion is detected, the captured images are displayed in the control
panel of the Single View.
 I/O Alarm Notify: Once the input device is triggered, the captured images are displayed in the
control panel of the Single View.
 Alert Sound: Activates the computer noise alarm on motion and input-triggered detection.
 Auto Snapshot: The program will take a snapshot every 5 seconds on motion and
input-triggered detection.
 File Path: Assigns a path to save the snapshots.
2.
Click OK to apply the above settings .
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Video and Audio Configuration
To change the video and audio configurations of the connected camera, click the Show System Menu
button (No. 5, Figure 8-19), and select Video and Audio Configuration.
[Camera]
In this tab, you can change the video codec, quality and frame rate immediately. The resolution options
are corresponded to the maximum image size set on the connected GV-System. For details, see Video
Settings in WebCam Server Settings earlier in this chapter. Note the Defog and Stabilizer options are
only available after they are activated at the connected GV-System.
Figure 8-24
[Audio Configure]
In this tab, you can enable the microphone and speaker for two-way audio communication.
Select Speaker to access live audio from the server site, and select Microphone to speak to the
server site. Ensure the speaker and microphone are properly installed in the local computer, and the
audio settings (Figure 8-8) are activated on the W ebCam server too.
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There are three options for audio quality:

Real Time: Transmits simultaneously audio and video but may create sound interruption
depending on your network condition.

Smooth: Has a smooth sound quality but without audio and video synchronization.

Normal: The default value which has the audio and video effects between Real-Time and Smooth.
Figure 8-25
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Hardware-Compressed or Megapixel Stream
If your video source is of hardware compression or megapixel, you can choose better video quality on
the W ebCam server. The following conditions can produce a hardware-compressed or megapixel
video stream:

GV-4008 Card is installed on the GV-System.

Video sources of the GV-System are from IP video devices.
To receive hardware-compressed or megapixel stream through the WebCam server:
1.
Select Actual Size on the GV-System.
Click the Network button (No. 11, Figure 1-2), select WebCam Server, click the Video tab and
select Actual Size in the Max Image Size option. Refer to Video Settings in WebCam Server
Settings earlier in this chapter.
2.
On the Single View, click the Change Quality button (No. 11, Figure 8-20). You will have the option
of megapixel resolution now.
Note:
1.
The hardware-compressed and megapixel video stream requires a lot of bandwidth. It is highly
recommended to enable this function in a LAN environment.
2.
To enable fisheye functions through WebCam server, you must first follow the steps above to set
fisheye camera to megapixel resolution. Next, right-click the camera view and select Geo Fisheye
to see the fisheye settings. For more details on the fisheye settings, see Fisheye View in chapter 3.
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PTZ Control
Click the Camera Select button to select one PTZ camera, and then click the PTZ Control button (No.
7, Figure 8-20) to bring up the PTZ control panel.
Figure 8-26 PTZ control panel
One PTZ camera only allows one user to control at a time. If several users are trying to control the
same PTZ camera at the same time, the Single View viewer will give the priority to the first login user
and then to the next user in queue. Each user will be given 60 seconds to control the PTZ camera. The
Timer at the upper right corner informs the user of the remaining time of control or the total waiting
time.
The supervisor is given the highest priority to control the PTZ camera and won’t be restrained by
60-second time limit. W hen the supervisor logs on the WebCam server, the Timer shows 999.
Click the
button to access more functions of the PTZ camera such as changing PTZ speed,
starting Auto Scan and setting preset points. The available functions are subject to PTZ models.
To configure preset points for the PTZ camera, ensure the following two settings are enabled first:
1.
Map the PTZ camera to a camera channel (Configure button < Accessories < Camera Mapping
PTZ Dome).
2.
Enable Remote Control (Network button < W ebCam Server < Enable Remote Control).
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Visual PTZ Control Panel
Other than the PTZ control panel, you can display a Visual PTZ Control Panel on the image.
To access this feature, click the PTZ Control button (No.7, Figure 8-19) and select Visual PTZ. For
details on using the Visual PTZ Control Panel, see PTZ Automation in Chapter 1.
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I/O Control
The new interface provides real-time graphic displays of camera and I/O status, and alarm event.
Additionally, you can force output, as well as enable and disable I/O devices to the remote GV-System.
Click the I/O Control button (No. 8, Figure 8-20) to bring out the I/O control panel.
Figure 8-27 I/O Contr ol
The alarm status is displayed in three levels. The first level indicates date, second indicates time, and
the third indicates alarm ID. Clicking the Reset button will clear the alarm list.
To initiate an output device, click the Enable button, highlight an output and then click the Output
button. The Timer functions the same as in the PTZ control panel. Each user will be given 60 seconds
of control time while the supervisor has 999 seconds. Clicking the Stop button will stop the operation
and turn over the control privilege to the next user waiting online.
If you want to enable or disable I/O devices to the remote GV-System, click the Enable/Disable I/O
button. For this, the remote GV-System must grant the privilege first. Enable the Enable Remote
Control option in Figure 8-5.
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Remote Viewing
Visual Automation
You can remotely change the current status of the electronic device by simply clicking on its image.
Moreover, you can manage the settings of Visual Automation.
This feature is only available when the Visual Automation is configured ahead on the GV-System.
 To access this feature, click the I/O Control button (No. 8, Figure 8-20), and select Visual
Automation.
 Right-click the green I/O icon on the left corner to manage the alert areas, such as displaying,
embossing and changing colors to alert areas.
 Click the alert areas on the image to force the outputs to be triggered remotely.
Figure 8-28
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Picture-in-Picture View
With the Picture in Picture (PIP) view, you can crop the video to get a close-up view or zoom in on the
video. This function is useful for megapixel resolution that provides clear and detailed images of the
surveillance area.
To access this feature, right-click on the screen and then select PIP. For details on usage, see
Picture-in-Picture View in Chapter 1.
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Picture-and-Picture View
With the Picture and Picture (PAP) view, you can create a split video effect with multiple close-up views
on the image. A total of 7 close-up views can be defined. This function is useful for megapixel
resolution that provides clear and detailed images of the surveillance area.
To access this feature, right-click on the screen and then select PAP. For details on usage, see
Picture-and-Picture View in Chapter 1.
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Image Enhancement
To enhance the image quality of live video, click the Show System Menu button (No. 5, Figure 8-20)
and select Image Enhance. This dialog box appears.
Figure 8-29

De-Interlace: Converts the interlaced video into non-interlaced video.

De-Block: Removes the block-like artifacts from low-quality and highly compressed video.

Enable DirectDraw: The DirectDraw setting is enabled by default. Some VGA cards might not
support DirectDraw and can produce distorted frames. Uncheck this option to disable the
DirectDraw function.
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Remote Configuration
Remote Configuration allows you to start/stop recording, enable/disable I/O monitoring and
activate/deactivate schedules to the remote GV-System. For this, the remote GV-System must grant
the privilege first. See the Enable Remote Control option in Figure 8-4.
Click the Show System Menu button (No. 5, Figure 8-20) and select Remote Config to display the
following dialog box.
[Record]
Check the desired cameras to start or stop recording to the remote GV-System. Click the Send button
to apply the settings.
Figure 8-30
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[Monitor]
Enable I/O and Schedule monitoring to the remote GV-System. Click the Send button to apply the
settings.
Figure 8-31
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Remote Viewing
2-Window Viewer
On the 2 W indows, you can drag and drop the camera, PTZ and I/O icons to the desired window for
the following functions respectively:

video display

activating the Visual PTZ Control Panel on the image

activating the Visual Automation function
To access the 2 W indows, click Live View on the left panel of the Single View page, and then select 2
Windows.
Figure 8-32
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Remote Viewing
Multi-Window Viewer
The Multi W indows displays at most 16 channels at a time and supports up to 32 channels.
To access the Multi W indows, click Live View on the left panel of the Single View page, and select
Multi Windows. You can also access Multi W indows directly if you select Simple Version at the Login
page (Figure 8-2).
Figure 8-33
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Multi View Viewer
Multi View is a multi-channel viewer, allowing users to view up to 32 live cameras simultaneously.
Because multiple channels require a large amount of data to be transferred over Internet, this function
is limited to broadband users only.
8.6.1
Installation of Multi View
You can install the Multi View over the Internet or from the Software DVD. The following is an example
of installing and running the Multi View over the Internet.
1.
On the left panel of the Single View page (Figure 8-20), select DMMultiView and select the
desired resolution. The first-time user will be prompted to specify a folder to install the Multi View
program. W hen the installation is complete, the Login page appears.
Figure 8-34
2.
Type the login User Name and Password of the GV-System.
3.
Click OK. The Multi View window appears.
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Figure 8-35 The Multi View Window
The controls in the Multi View:
No. Name
Description
Displays live video. Right-clicking on live video allows you to instantly
1
Monitoring W indow
access some useful functions. Selecting Resolution displays a
resolution indicator at the bottom right corner of the video.
Displays the connected GV-Systems and their available cameras.
2
Host List
3
Auto Search
4
Show Camera Menu
5
PTZ Control
See Host List later in this chapter.
Displays all hosts on the same LAN.
See Host List later in this chapter.
Select the desired camera for display. If a panorama view is created
at the GV-System, it is also included in this menu.
Displays the PTZ control panel.
See PTZ Control, and Visual PTZ Control Panel later in this chapter.
Displays the I/O control panel.
6
I/O Control
7
Channel Status
See I/O Control earlier in this chapter.
Indicates the general information of the selected channel.
See Channel Status Information later in this chapter.
8
ViewLog
Plays back recorded files of the remote GV-System by using the
video player ViewLog.
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See Remote ViewLog later in this chapter.
Accesses system settings of the Multi View.
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Configure
10 Edit Host
11 Camera Status
12 Host Information
See System Configuration later in this chapter.
Adds, deletes or modifies a host.
See Creation of a Host later in this chapter.
Displays the camera status of the connected GV-System.
See Camera Status later in this chapter.
Displays the general information of the connected GV-System.
See Host Information later in this chapter.
13 Zoom in and out
Zooms in or out the selected channel.
Adds or deletes the frames for video polling. Click the Add or
14 Add/Remove Frame
Remove Frame button and then click the desired channel to add to
or remove from the video polling.
15 Next
Goes to the next page of Screen Division buttons.
Accesses the Multicast function.
16 Multicast
See Multicast and Audio Broadcast later in this chapter.
Switches to a full screen view. The maximum video resolution set on
17 Full Screen
the GV-System will be applied. See Video Settings in WebCam
Server Settings earlier in this chapter.
Rotates through the selected channels.
18 Video Polling
See Camera Polling later in this chapter.
19 Screen Division
Sets screen divisions to 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 16 or 32.
20 Exit/Minimize
Closes or minimizes the Multi View window.
21 Speaker
Enables live audio from a remote GV-System.
22 Microphone
Enables speaking to a remote GV-System.
23 Play
Establishes the connection to a GV-System.
24 Stop
Terminates the connection to a GV-System.
25 Save
Saves live video.
See Video Recording later in this chapter.
Adjusts video quality with these options: Auto Scale (using the
original resolution and quality of video sources), Geo H264 and Geo
26 Quality
MPEG4. Display both stream 1 and 2 from GV IP camera, GV-Video
Gateway and GV-Recording Server hosts.
For hardwar e- c om pr es s ed and megapixel quality, see
Hardware-Compressed and Megapixel Stream later in this chapter.
27 Snapshot
Takes a snapshot of the selected channel.
Saves the selected cameras and creates a Multiple Host.
28 Save Camera to Multiple Host See Combination of Multiple Hosts into a Single Host later in this
chapter.
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Host List
The Host List displays a list of available hosts. The host icons indicate available hosts and the camera
icons indicate all cameras included in the selected host. To connect to a host:
1.
Click a monitoring window, which will be highlighted in red frame.
2.
Double-click on a camera icon, and then its corresponding video will be loaded to the selected
monitoring window.
First-time users will only see one host icon as no additional hosts are created yet. To create connection
to other hosts, see Creation of a Host later in this chapter.
Host Icon
Camera Icon
Figure 8-36 The Host List
Working with Hosts on the Same LAN
With UPnP technology, Multi View can detect all hosts on the same LAN, without the need of user
configuration.
1.
On the Host List, click the Auto Search tab for detection. A list of hosts within the same LAN
appears.
2.
Double-click one host for connection. A valid ID and password are required.
Note: For UPnP detection, it is required to open TCP port 5201 on the host and UDP port 5200 on
the Multi View site.
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Channel Status Information
When choosing a camera from the Host List or the monitoring window, the general information of the
selected camera will be displayed in the Channel Status W indow as shown below.
Host name
Camera name
IP Address of the host
Bandwidth used for delivering this video
Displayed frame rate of the video
Stat us
Figure 8-37 The Channel Status window
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Creation of a Host
The Multi View allows video streaming from multiple GV-Systems and GV IP devices. Follow the steps
below to create several host accounts for later connection use.
1.
Click the Edit Host button (No. 10, Figure 8-35). This dialog box appears.
Figure 8-38 The Edit Host Window
2.
All created hosts are forced to be grouped. Click the New button and select Group to create a
group first. Then click the New button again and select Host to create a host.
3.
In the Host Name field, type a name to identify the host.
4.
Select a device type for the host.
5.
Type the IP address or domain name of the host. Type a valid username and password to log into
the host. Modify the default ports if necessary to match the corresponding ports on the host.
6.
Click the Save button. The host will appear in the Host List (Figure 8-36) with the given ID name.
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Combination of Multiple Hosts into a Single Host
You can combine multiple hosts into a single host including the camera channels all from different IP
addresses. There are two methods to combine multiple hosts: the manual creation of Multiple Hosts;
the quick creation of Multiple Hosts.
Manual Creation of Multiple Hosts
1.
Click the Edit Host button (No. 10, Figure 8-35) to display the Edit Host window. Click the New
button and select Group to create a group first. Then click the New button again and select Host
to create a host.
2.
Select Multiple Host. This dialog box appears.
Figure 8-39 Creating Multiple Hosts
3.
In the Host Name field, enter a desired name to identify the Multiple Hosts.
4.
To set up each camera channel of the Multiple Hosts, click the Edit tab one at a time.
Alternatively, you can click and drag the created camera channel from the Host List (Figure 8-36)
to each Edit tab. Note that all created camera channels must be added to each Edit tab in the
order of 1 to 32.
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Click the Edit tab. This dialog box appears.
Figure 8-40 Camera Setting
6.
Select the device type of the host.
7.
Enter the IP address, username and password to log into the host.
8.
In the Camera No. drop-down list, select one desired camera channel from the host.
9.
Keep the port settings as defaults; otherwise modify them if necessary.
10. Click OK.
Quick Creation of Multiple Hosts
1.
Click on a desired monitoring window, which will be highlighted in the red frame.
2.
Click and drag a camera from the Host List to the monitoring window. The selected camera then is
displayed.
3.
Repeat the step 1 and 2 to configure other monitoring windows for different cameras.
4.
Click the Save Camera to Multiple Host button (No. 28, Figure 8-35) to create the Multiple Hosts.
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Video Recording
You can save live videos in a client computer. The files in AVI format are playable at the third party
viewer. Click the Save button (No.25, Figure 8-35) and then select all or several cameras to start
recording. For the recorded folder, see [Video and Audio] in System Configuration later in this chapter.
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Remote Viewing
Camera Polling
To add cameras to the polling group:
1.
Click the Add Frame button (No. 14, Figure 8-35), and then click the monitoring windows. The
selected windows will be framed in red color.
2.
Click the Video Polling button (No. 18, Figure 8-35). The application will rotate the selected
cameras in the specified time. To configure the polling time, see Figure 8-43.
To remove one camera from the polling group, click the Remove Frame button (No. 14, Figure 8-35),
and then click its monitoring window.
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Hardware-Compressed or Megapixel Stream
To receive the hardware-compressed and megapixel stream from the GV-System or to enable fisheye
functions through WebCam server, refer to the same topic in the section of Single View Viewer.
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1.
Remote Viewing
PTZ Control
Select a PTZ capable camera from the monitoring window, or double-click it on the Host List
(Figure 8-36).
2.
Click the PTZ Control button (No. 5, Figure 8-35).
3.
Turn the switch to the ON position.
4.
Use the directional, zoom-in, zoom-out, focus-in, focus-out buttons to control the PTZ camera.
The Timer has the same functions as the one in the Single View Viewer. The supervisor is given the
highest priority to control PTZ in Multi View and won’t be restrained by 60-second time limit. W hen the
supervisor logs in Multi View, the Timer will show 999.
The Option button lets you direct the PTZ camera to a preset position and configure the speed of the
PTZ camera up to five levels.
Switch
Timer
Option
Figure 8-41 PTZ control panel
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Visual PTZ Control Panel
Other than the PTZ control panel, you can display a Visual PTZ Control Panel on the image.
To access this feature, click the PTZ Control button (No.5, Figure 8-20) and select Visual PTZ. For
details on using the Visual PTZ Control Panel, see PTZ Automation in Chapter 1.
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Output Control
1.
Click the I/O Control button (No. 6, Figure 8-35).
2.
Turn the switch to ON position.
3.
Select a module from the drop-down list. Each module provides 4 to 16 connected relay output
devices.
4.
Click the Output (x) button to enable the output device.
Switch
Timer
Figure 8-42 I/O Control Panel
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Remote ViewLog
More than simply playing back recorded video/audio files, the Remote ViewLog function allows you to
have full access to the ViewLog features of the connected GV-System.
Note: To use the Remote ViewLog for the first time, you need to install the Remote ViewLog
components to the local PC. Install the components from the Software DVD, or from the Download
page (see Download Center later in this chapter).
1.
On the Multi View window, click the ViewLog button (No. 8, Figure 8-35). The Connect to Remote
ViewLog Service dialog box appears.
2.
Type the IP Address, ID and Password of the remote GV-System. Keep the default port as 5552,
or modify it if necessary.
3.
In the Host Type field, select DVR.
4.
Click the Connect button.
When the connection is established, you will see the video player ViewLog appears on the screen.
Then you can access all ViewLog features for playback.
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System Configuration
Click the Configure button (No. 9, Figure 8-35) to display the following window. At the left panel, select
General Display, Video and Audio or Network to start your configuration.
Figure 8-43 The Configure Window
[General Display]

Resolution: Select the Multi View screen resolution. The options available here depend on the
monitor resolution of your PC.

Initial Screen: Select screen divisions at startup.

Polling Time: Specify the camera polling time from 1 to 60 seconds.

Server Status Refresh Time: Specify the frequency to update the host information.

Camera Status Refresh Time: Specify the frequency to update the camera information.

Active Camera: Select the maximum number of screen divisions allowed on the Multi View.

Fast Key: Click the View button to display the fast key table of the Multi View.
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[Video and Audio]

Folder Path: Specify a path to save recorded files.

Max Video Clip: Specify the maximum time length of each recorded file.

Audio: Select the audio quality to be Normal, Real Time or Smooth. For the details of the three
quality options, see [Audio Configure] in Video and Audio Configuration in the section of Single
View Viewer earlier in this chapter.

Enable DirectDraw: See the same features in Image Enhancement in the section of Single View
Viewer.
 Enable DirectDraw for resolution of 320 x 240 or higher: Select this option to apply the
DirectDraw on the live Images of 320 x 240 or higher resolution. The option conserves the
system’s CPU resources since the DirectDraw is not applied on the resolution lower than 320 x
240.
 Enable DirectDraw for all resolutions: This is the default setting. Select this option to apply
the DirectDraw on all live images in any resolution.

Caption: Select what kind of caption to display on the monitoring window.
[Network] Displays the communication ports of the Multi View.
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Camera Status
To show the camera status of the selected GV-System, click the Camera Status button to display the
following window. “Camera ON” indicates the camera is active. “No Privilege” means you’re not
authorized to view this camera. Clicking the View button will bring up a small window displaying the
selected camera’s video. Clicking the Refresh button will refresh the information in this window.
Figure 8-44 The Camera Status Window
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Host Information
To show the host information of the selected GV-System, click the Host Information button (No.12,
Figure 8-35) to display the following window. The Host Information window contains the following three
categories. Use the control tabs to toggle among them.
Figure 8-45 The Host Information Window
[Alarm List] Displays a list of alarm events occurred in the selected GV-System. Clicking the Reset
button will clear the listed events. New events will be generated until the alarms of the remote site are
invoked.
[Host Information] The upper section shows the general information of the connected GV-System.
The lower section shows the number of MPEG4, RPB, and audio channels currently serving over the
Internet.
[Log List] Displays a history of login and logout information.
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Icon Image Change
The icons displayed on the Host List can be replaced with icons of your choice. For example, the figure
below has the original Host icon replaced with the icon drawn with a red line across it.
Figure 8-46
Under the DMMultiview folder there are 2 subfolders named, CommonIcon and CustomIcon (Figure
8-47). Depending on the icons you wish to change, just create a new image icon in CustomIcon and
rename it to the icon name you wish to replace from CommonIcon. To revert back to the original icons,
just delete the images in CustomIcon. For details on image size restriction and file naming, see
Custom Icon Naming Chart for Multi View in Appendix G.
Figure 8-47
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Multicast and Audio Broadcast
Multicast sends a single video and audio stream to multiple hosts using the same multicast IP address
and within the same LAN. Multicast can greatly increase the bandwidth efficiency when multiple hosts
access the same video and audio stream.
As for audio broadcast, it allows a host to speak to other hosts using the same broadcast IP address
and within the same LAN.
Note: To perform multicast within a LAN with different IP sequence numbers, e.g. 192.168.1.1 and
192.168.2.1, you need a router supporting Multicast Pass Through function.
8.7.1
Configuring Multicast and Broadcast Settings
On GV-System, you can configure two settings. One is to allow remote access to multicast delivered
from the GV-System; the other is to receive audio broadcast from other host.
Activating Multicast
1.
Click the Network button, select WebCam Server and click the Multicast tab. The Server Setup
dialog box (Figure 8-13) appears.
2.
Select Multicast to enable the multicast settings.
3.
By default the IP address is 224.1.1.2 and port number is 8300 to send the video and audio
stream. Modify default values if necessary.
4.
Optionally specify a Password for hosts to access multicast.
5.
Click the Camera and Audio buttons to select which camera and audio is accessible through
multicast.
6.
Select another Network Card, if available, to run multicast on a different network. Since the
multicast can take a lot of bandwidth when enabled, separating it from the main network is
advised whenever possible.
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Note: If you select different network cards belonging to different networks for multicast, ensure the
receiving end of the multicast service is connected to the same network or IP sequence. For
example, if the IP address assigned for multicast is 192.168.2.x, the receiving end should also use
the network card of 192.168.2.x.
Network card selection at the receiving end
Receiving Audio Broadcast
1.
If you like to receive audio broadcast from other hosts on the GV-System, select Receive
broadcast audio. By default the IP address is 224.1.1.3 and port number is 8400 to receive
broadcasting. Modify default values if necessary.
2.
Click OK to start the W ebCam server.
Now the GV-System can not only deliver the multicast stream but receive audio broadcast from other
hosts. Ensure a speaker is installed on the GV-System.
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Sending Audio Broadcast
You can start audio broadcasting on any host by installing the following program.
1.
Ensure a microphone is properly installed.
2.
Install and run Audio Broadcast from the Software DVD. This dialog box appears.
Figure 8-48
3.
Select Enable. You can start speaking to other hosts.
If you cannot perform audio broadcasting, select Tool from the menu bar, select Set Broadcast
Address, and ensure the IP address and port number are correctly configured. By default the IP
address is 224.1.1.3 and port number is 8400 to broadcast audio.
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Receiving Multicast and Audio Broadcast
To remotely receive multicast and audio broadcast, there are three methods: use the multic as t progr am
included on the Software DVD, through the web interface of W ebCam server, and through the Multi
View of W ebCam server.
Using Multicast Program on Software DVD
1.
Install and run Multicast from the Software DVD. This dialog box appears.
Host List
Configure Button
Figure 8-49
2.
The host(s), using the same multicast IP address within the same LAN, is displayed automatically
on the host list. If you cannot see any host displayed, click the Configure button, select General
Setup, and ensure the relevant IP address and port number are correctly configured.
3.
Drag the desired cameras to the screen for display. If the host has already set a password, you will
be promoted to enter it at this step.
4.
To receive audio broadcast, first ensure a speaker is properly installed on this computer. Click the
Configure button, select General Setup, select Receive Broadcast Audio, and ensure the
broadcast IP address and port number are correctly configured, and click OK.
5.
To save the current settings of screen division and camera display for future use, click the
Configure button, select Video List Setup, and select Export. You can also select Import to
apply the pre-defined settings.
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Through the Web Interface of WebCam
1.
Type the IP address or the domain name of GV-System on the IE browser. Enter ID and
password to log into the GV-System. W hen the connection is established, the Single View page
appears.
2.
On the left panel, select Live View and select Multicast. The Multicast Viewer (Figure 8-49)
appears.
3.
To receive multicast and audio broadcast, follow Steps 2-4 in the section of Using Multicast
Program on Software DVD above.
Through the Multi View of WebCam
1.
Click the Multicast button (No. 16, Figure 8-35) on the Multi View screen. The Multicast Viewer
(Figure 8-49) appears.
2.
To receive multicast and audio broadcast, follow Steps 2-4 in the section of Using Multicast
Program on Software DVD above.
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JPEG Image Viewer
JPEG Image Viewer is a cross-platform viewer, practicable on Mac OS, Netscape, and Microsoft IE
browsers. Continuously receiving JPEG images from GV-System and limited to the single camera view,
the viewer is an ideal tool for the users with limited Internet bandwidth.
Note: To enable the JPEG Image Viewer, Java needs to be installed on the local PC.
To start the JPEG Image Viewer, follow these steps:
1.
To enable the function on the W ebCam server, click the Network button, select WebCam Server,
disable Enhance Network Security on the General tab (Figure 8-5), and enable Create
JPEG/GIF File(s) on the JPG tab (Figure 8-10).
2.
Open an Internet Explorer browser on the local PC.
3.
Enter the IP address or domain name of the GV-System. The Single View page (Figure 8-20)
appears.
4.
On the left panel, click Live View and select JPEG Image Viewer. A valid ID and a password are
required for login. The JPEG Image Viewer window appears.
View Selection Button
Scroll Button
Snapshot
Camera Select Button
Monitoring Window
Figure 8-50 JPGE Image Viewer
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Remote Playback
With the Remote Playback (RPB) function on the W ebCam server, you can play back the recorded files
of the connected GV-System.
To allow remote access to GV-System, ensure the WebCam server with the Run ViewLog Server
function (Figure 8-4) is activated on GV-System.
1.
In the left panel of the Single View page (Figure 8-20), click Remote Play Back and select
Remote Play Back. This window appears.
Figure 8-51
2.
Select the desired camera, date and time-segment file.
3.
Click the Play button to start.
4.
For further playback features, click on the image to have the options of Play Mode, Render and
Tools.
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Remote ViewLog
Through WebCam Server, you can remotely play back the recorded files by using the video player
ViewLog.
To allow remote access to GV-System, ensure the WebCam server with the Run ViewLog Server
function (Figure 8-5) is activated on GV-System.
1.
On the left panel of the Single View page (Figure 8-20), click Remote Play Back and select
ViewLog. This dialog box appears.
Figure 8-52
2.
Type the IP Address, ID and Password of the GV-System. Select DVR to be the host type. Keep
the default port as 5552, or modify it if necessary.
3.
Click the Connect button.
When the connection is established, you will see the video player ViewLog appears on the screen.
Then you can access all ViewLog features for playback.
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Event List Query
With the Event List Query function on the W ebCam server, you can remotely locate a desired event by
defining search criteria. The search results can be displayed in a text form or a statistic chart. You can
also play back any suspicious events instantly.
To allow remote access to GV-System, ensure the WebCam server with the Run ViewLog Server
function (Figure 8-5) is activated on GV-System.
1.
On the left panel of the Single View page (Figure 8-20), click Remote Play Back and select Event
List Query. The Query window appears.
2.
On the left panel, select one of the following query categories, and then click Submit Query at the
button of the panel to change the category:

Monitor: monitored events

System: system activities

Login: user login/logout status

Counter: counter events

POS: POS transaction events
Note that the above categories are based on those of System Log in the Main System, so you can
also locate the same event recorded in System Log.
3.
Define the search criteria such as Event Type, Device, Information, Date and etc. The selection of
search criteria may vary depended on query categories.
4.
If you search the events recorded during the Daylight Saving Time period, select DST Rollback
and define a certain period of time in the Date column.
5.
Click Submit Query. The search results will be displayed in the text form.
6.
To play back the attached video, click the Video icon.
Righting-click on the video image gives you more playback features, such as changing playback
mode and turning on audio if available.
7.
To graph the search results, click the Chart button.
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To export the search results, select one of formats Txt, Html or Excel and then click the Export
button.
Query categories
Export data
Chart display
Video icon
Playback W indow
Figure 8-53
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Download Center
The Download Center provides you with an easy option to upgrade the codec, and decide what kind of
viewing program should be downloaded to your local computer based on screen resolution required.
1.
Click Download in the left panel of the Single View page (Figure 8-20). This page appears.
Figure 8-54
2.
Check the desired programs. The File Size field will display the total file size of the selected
programs.
3.
Click Download and follow the on-screen instructions to install the programs. W hen the installation
is complete, the message “Install Complete” will be displayed.
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Mobile Phone Applications
With the mobile phone capable of GPRS, 3G and W i-Fi, you can receive live videos from your
GV-System. The GV mobile phone applications and their major features are listed below.
Note: Mobile phone applications installed from the Software DVD version 8.5.9 only support
GV-System version 8.5.9.
Overview of GV Mobile Phone Applications
Handheld Device View
OS Supported
GV-GView V2 for Windows PDA
Windows Mobile 5.0 and 2003
Windows Mobile 6 / 6.1 Classic and Professional
Port
Data Port: 8866, RPB Port: 5511
Protocol
TCP/IP (Streaming)
Functions
Video streaming, GV IP devices support, PTZ control, I/O device control, Remote
Playback (RPB) and etc.
Handheld Device View
GV-MSView V2 for Windows Smartphone
OS Supported
Windows Mobile 5.0 and 2003
Port
Data Port: 8866, RPB Port: 5511
Protocol
TCP/IP (Streaming)
Functions
Video streaming, GV IP devices support, PTZ control, I/O device control, Remote
Playback (RPB) and etc.
Handheld Device View
GV-MSView V3 for Windows Smartphone
OS Supported
Windows Mobile 6 / 6.1 Standard and Professional
Port
Data Port: 8866, RPB Port: 5511
Protocol
TCP/IP (Streaming)
Functions
Video streaming, GV IP devices support, PTZ control, I/O device control, Remote
Playback (RPB) and etc.
Handheld Device View
GV-SSView V3 for Symbian Smartphone
OS Supported
Nokia S60 2nd Edition and 3rd Edition
Port
Data Port: 8866, RPB Port: 5511
Protocol
TCP/IP (Streaming)
Video Streaming, GV IP devices support, Remote Playback (RPB), PTZ control,
Functions
output control and etc.
Handheld Device View
3GPP Viewer for 3GPP Phone
OS Supported
Mobile phones with players supporting RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol)
Port
TCP Port: 8554, UDP Port: 17300-17380
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Protocol
TCP/IP (Streaming)
Functions
Video Streaming, Remote Playback (RPB), Audio (from GV-System) and etc.
Handheld Device View
GV-Remote View V1.1 / 1.2.1 for BlackBerry Smartphone
V1.1: BlackBerry OS 4.2.1 to 5.0
OS Supported
V1.2.1: BlackBerry OS 5.0 to 6.0
Port
Data port: 8866; HTTP port: 80
Protocol
TCP/IP (JPEG)
Functions
Video Streaming, I/O device control
Handheld Device View
GV-iView V2.2.0 for iPhone and iPod Touch
OS Supported
iPhone with iPhone OS 4.4.3 to 5.1
iPod Touch with iPhone OS 4.4.3 to 5.1
Data Port: 8866, RPB Port: 5511, HTTP Port: 80; Command Port: 4550 (for PTZ
Port
control); Data Port: 5550 (for PTZ control)
Protocol
TCP/IP (JPEG)
Functions
Video Streaming, Remote Playback (RPB), PTZ control, output control and etc.
Handheld Device View
GV-iView HD V1.1.0 for iPad
OS Supported
iPad OS 4.4.3 to 5.1
Data Port: 8866, RPB Port: 5511, HTTP Port: 80; Command Port: 4550 (for PTZ
Port
control); Data Port: 5550 (for PTZ control)
Protocol
TCP/IP (JPEG)
Functions
Video Streaming, Remote Playback (RPB), PTZ control, output control and etc.
Handheld Device View
GV-AView V1.3 for Android Smartphone
OS Supported
Android version 2.2 to 4.0.2
Port
Data Port: 8866, HTTP Port: 80, VSS Port: 10000
Protocol
TCP/IP (JPEG from GV-System; JPEG/MPEG4/H.264 from GV IP Devices)
Functions
Video streaming, GV IP devices support, Audio (from GV IP devices), PTZ control
Note:
1.
The remote playback (RPB) function is only supported if the video was recorded with a
resolution of CIF or lower.
2.
The remote playback (RPB) function does not support the playback of video files recorded on
the GV IP devices.
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W indows PDA
GV-GView V2 is a remote view application for Microsoft PDA. For the supported Windows version, see
the Overview of GV Mobile Phone Applications chart earlier in this chapter.
When GV-GView V2 detects the big screen panel of the mobile phone, images from the connected
G-System will be horizontally rotated for a better view. Resolution is set to be CIF by default.
Installing GV-GView
1.
To download GV-GView V2
2.
Click the Download button.
3.
Consult your PDA user’s manual for how to install a program to the PDA.
Activating the GV-GView V2 Function
To allow remote access to the GV-System, you must enable the Mobile function on the WebCam
Server. For details, see Mobile Settings in WebCam Server Settings earlier in this chapter.
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Connecting to GV-System
Once GV-GView V2 is installed on your PDA, you can use it to monitor your GV-System. Make sure
your PDA has wireless LAN adapter properly in place with access to the Internet.
1.
Execute GV-GView V2 on your PDA.
Figure 8-55
2.
Click the
button located at the lower left corner. The login screen appears.
Figure 8-56
3.
Enter the IP address of your GV-System, port value (default value is 8866), a username and a
password. Then click OK.
4.
Once the connection is established, the live video will appear.
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Playing Back the Recordings
To play back the recordings, follow these steps:
1.
Enable these two functions on the W ebCam Server.
A.
Enable the Run ViewLog Server option on the General tab. For details, see Gener al
Settings in WebCam Server Settings earlier in this chapter.
B.
Enable the Mobile function on the Mobile tab, and keep the RPB port to be 5511 or modify it
if necessary. For details, see Mobile Settings in WebCam Server Settings earlier in this
chapter.
2.
Execute GV-GView V2 on your PDA.
3.
Click the
button located at the lower left corner (see Figure 8-54). The login screen appears.
Figure 8-57
4.
Enter the IP address of the GV-System, port value (default value is 5511), a username and a
password. Then click OK to connect.
5.
Select the desired recording on the event list for playback.
Note:
1.
The remote playback (RPB) function is only supported if the video was recorded with a resolution
of CIF or lower.
2. The remote playback (RPB) function does not support the playback of video files recorded on the
GV IP devices.
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Other Functions
In addition to live view and playback, GV-GView V2 offers these functions: viewing and controlling I/O
devices, PTZ control, adjusting image quality, starting and stopping recording.
On the live view screen, click the buttons on the toolbar to have the desired functions.
Figure 8-58
Button
Description
Click it to stop the connection.
Click it for Focus-in / Focus-out and Zoom-in / Zoom-out control. This is only
available when the camera supports PTZ functions.
Click it to move the camera to different directions. This is only available when
the camera supports PTZ functions.
Click it to move the camera to the preset positions. This is only available when
the camera supports PTZ functions.
Click it to adjust the image quality.
Click it to access the connected I/O devices.
Click it to start or stop recording.
Click it to display the camera status.
The supervisor is given the highest priority to control the PTZ camera and
won’t be restrained by 60-second time limit. W hen the supervisor logs in, the
Timer shows 999.
Use this drop-down list to switch cameras.
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Accessing I/O Devices
To access the connected I/O devices, use the drop-down list to select the desired camera and click the
button. The I/O module button appears on the toolbar.
Figure 8-59
The number on the toolbar indicates the connected module. Click the desired number to access its I/O
devices. The I/O control buttons appear on the toolbar.
Figure 8-60
Button
Description
I
Click it to view the log of input triggers.
O
Click it to display and force the connected output devices.
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Viewing Input-Triggered Events
All input triggers are logged on the Alarm list. Click the “I” button (see Figure 8-60) to view the list of
trigger events.
Figure 8-61
Forcing Outputs
To force any connected output devices, click the “O” button (see Figure 8-60), and click the desired
number. The numbers on the toolbar indicate the connected output devices.
Figure 8-62
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Controlling PTZ Cameras
To control the PTZ camera, use the drop-down list to select the desired camera, and click the
button
on the live view screen (see Figure 8-58).
Figure 8-63
Button
Description
Click it to return to the previous page.
Use these buttons to move the PTZ camera to the left, up, down and right
Click it to return to home.
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Viewing Camera Status
To view the camera status, click the
button on the live view screen (see Figure 8-58).
Figure 8-64
This screen displays the status of camera activity. Three messages indicate the current camera
status.
Message
Description
Normal
The camera is turned on and not recording.
Inactive
The camera is turned off.
Recording
The camera is recording.
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Remote Viewing
W indows Smartphone
With the GV-MSView V2 / V3 applications, you can monitor your GV-System remotely through a
Windows-based smartphone. For the supported W indows version, see the Overview of GV Mobile
Phone Applications chart earlier in this chapter.
Installing GV-MSView V2 / V3
1.
To download GV-MSView V2 / V3,
2.
Click the Download button.
3.
Consult your smartphone user’s manual for how to install a program to the smartphone.
Activating the GV-MSView V2 / V3 Function
To allow remote access to the GV-System, you must enable the Mobile function on the WebCam
Server. For details, see Mobile Settings in WebCam Server Settings earlier in this chapter.
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Connecting to GV-System
The following operations may vary slightly for different modules.
1.
Execute MSViewV2.exe or MSViewV3.exe on your smartphone.
Figure 8-65
2.
Click Type and then select Live.
Figure 8-66
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On the login screen, enter the IP address of the GV-System, port value (default value is 8866), a
username and a password. Then click Control and select Connect.
Figure 8-67
4.
Once the connection is established, the live video will appear. You can use the scroll key on your
smartphone to navigate camera channels.
Figure 8-68
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Playing Back the Recordings
To play back the recordings, follow these steps:
1.
Enable these two functions on the W ebCam Server.
A.
Enable the Run ViewLog Server option on the General tab. For details, see General
Settings in WebCam Server Settings earlier in this chapter.
B.
Enable the Mobile function on the Mobile tab, and keep the RPB port to be 5511 or modify it
if necessary. For details, see Mobile Settings in WebCam Server Settings earlier in this
chapter.
2.
Execute GV-MSView V2 or GV-MSView V3 on your smartphone.
3.
Click Type and then select RPB (see Figure 8-65). If you want to search the recordings within a
specific period of time for playback, select RPB with time.
4.
On the Login screen, enter the IP address of the GV-System, port value (default value is 5511), a
username and a password. Then click Select and click GV DVR to start the connection.
Figure 8-69
5.
Select the desired video recording on the event list for playback.
Note:
1.
The remote playback (RPB) function is only supported if the video was recorded with a resolution
of CIF or lower.
2. The remote playback (RPB) function does not support the playback of video files recorded on the
GV IP devices.
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Other Functions
In addition to live view, GV-MSView V2 or GV-MSView V3 offers these functions: zooming in/out a
camera view, rotating images and controlling outputs. Select the Control option to have these
features.
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Symbian Smartphone
With the GV-SSView V3 application, it’s also possible to monitor your GV-System remotely through a
Symbian-based smartphone. For the supported Symbian version, see the Overview of GV Mobile
Phone Applications chart earlier in this chapter.
Installing GV-SSView V3
1.
To download GV-SSView V3,
2.
Click the Download button.
3.
Consult your smartphone user’s manual for how to install a program to the smartphone.
Activating the GV-SSView V3 Function
To allow remote access to the GV-System, you must enable the Mobile function on the WebCam
Server. For details, see Mobile Settings in WebCam Server Settings earlier in this chapter.
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Connecting to GV-System
The following operations may vary slightly for different modules.
1.
Execute GV-SSView V3 on your smartphone.
Figure 8-70
2.
Click Options, and select Live Conne ct.
Figure 8-71
3.
On the Login screen, enter the IP address of the GV-System, port value (default value is 8866), a
login username and a password. Then click Options and select Connect.
Figure 8-72
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Once the connection is established, the live video will appear.
Figure 8-73
Quick Connection
The IP addresses of connected servers can be stored for quick connection in the future. Press the [<]
and [>] buttons on the mobile device to select the desired server for connection.
Playing Back the Recordings
To play back the recordings from the GV-System, follow these steps:
1.
Enable these two functions on the W ebCam Server.
A.
Enable the Run ViewLog Server option on the General tab. For details, see Gener al
Settings in WebCam Server Settings earlier in this chapter .
B.
Enable the Mobile function on the Mobile tab, and keep the RPB port to be 5511 or modify it
if necessary. For details, see Mobile Settings in WebCam Server Settings earlier in this
chapter.
2.
Execute GV-SSView V3 on your smartphone.
3.
Click Options, and then select RPB (see Figure 8-71). If you want to search the recordings within
a specific period of time for playback, select RPB With Time.
Figure 8-74
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On the Login screen, enter the IP address of your GV-System, port value (default value is 5511), a
username and a password. Then click Options and select Video Server.
5.
Select the desired recording on the event list for playback.
Note:
1.
The remote playback (RPB) function is only supported if the video was recorded with a resolution
of CIF or lower.
2. The remote playback (RPB) function does not support the playback of video files recorded on the
GV IP devices.
Other Functions
In addition to live view, GV-SSView V3 offers other useful functions, such as changing camera
channels, zooming in a camera view, rotating images and seeing Server and WebCam information.
Select Options to have these features.
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Remote Viewing
BlackBerry Phone
GV-Remote View function is introduced to support BlueBerry phones for the mobile surveillance
application. For the supported operating system version, see the Overview of GV Mobile Phone
Applications chart earlier in this chapter.
Installing GV-Remote View
1.
To download GV-Remote View, please click Here and click the Link button.
2.
Download GV-Remote View from BlackBerry App W orld.
Activating the GV-Remote View Function
To allow remote access to GV-System, enable the Create JPEG/GIF file(s) function on the WebCam
Server. On the main screen, click the Network button, select WebCam Server, click the JPG tab, and
select Create JPEG/GIF file(s). For details, see General Settings in WebCam Server Settings earlier
in this chapter.
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Connecting to GV-System
To connect your BlackBerry phone to GV-System, follow these steps:
1.
Click the GV-Remote View icon
on your phone. The welcome page appears.
2.
Select Create Live Connection. The Login page appears.
Figure 8-75
3.
Enter the IP address, port value (default value is 8866), a username and a password to log in
GV-System.
4.
Select Connect to start. Once the connection is established, the Camera List appears.
Figure 8-76
5.
Select the desired camera and select OK to access the live view.
6.
To change to another camera, select Change Camera and follow Step 5.
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Forcing Outputs
1.
To force any connected output devices, select a camera from the Camera List and select IO
Module. The IO Module List appears.
Figure 8-77
2.
Scroll down to select the desired output device on the list, and push in the scroll wheel to select
Force Output.
3.
To force another output device, select IO Module again and repeat step 2.
PTZ Control
1.
To access the PTZ functions, select a camera from the Camera List and select PTZ control. The
PTZ control panel appears.
Figure 8-78
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You can tap the direction buttons
camera. Tap the home button
camera using the focus buttons
and the zoom buttons
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to control the
to return to home position. You can also adjust the focus of the
or tap the autofocus button
.
Note: The PTZ control function is only supported in GV-Remote View V1.2.1.
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3G Mobile Phone
Without installing any GV applications, you can directly access live video or recordings from a
3G-enabled mobile phone.
Activating the 3G Mobile Phone Function
To allow remote access to GV-System, you must enable the 3GPP function on the W ebCam Server.
For details, see 3GPP Settings in WebCam Server Settings earlier in this chapter.
Connecting to GV-System
1.
On the mobile phone, open the Internet browser, and enter the IP address of the GV-System to
establish the connection.
2.
On the Login page, enter a username and a password, select 3G, and click Submit.
Figure 8-79
3.
Select Live. If you want to change the video settings, use the drop-down lists to configure video
size, quality and audio codec. Then scroll down the page to click Submit.
Figure 8-80
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On the camera list, click the desired camera to access its live view, and then click Next.
Figure 8-81
5.
The default player is called up and the live video appears. Note the players on the mobile phones
may be different.
Figure 8-82
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Playing Back the Recordings
You can play back the recordings on the 3G mobile phone. Note that only the videos recorded in the
CIF resolution are available for playback.
 To search the recordings of the specific time, follow these steps:
1.
On the Settings page (see Figure 8-76), select RPB and click Submit. This page appears.
Figure 8-83
2.
Use the drop-down lists to define the specific time for search, and then click Submit.
3.
The event list will display the 10 recordings after the defined time. Select the desired recording on
the event list for playback.
 To play back the last ten recordings, follow these steps:
1.
On the Settings page (see Figure 8-76), select Last 10 Video Files and click Submit.
2.
The event list will display the last 10 recordings. Select the desired recording on the event list for
playback.
Note:
1.
The remote playback (RPB) function is only supported if the video was recorded with a resolution
of CIF or lower.
2. The remote playback (RPB) function does not support the playback of video files recorded on the
GV IP devices.
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I-Mode Phone
You can monitor your GV-System remotely with

I-Mode phone, or

Mobile phone supporting xhtml, chtml, or html and capable of GPRS.
When using i-Mode services, you do not pay for the connection time, but will be charged by the volume
of data transmitted and/or received. Therefore, i-Mode will NOT receive live video streaming; instead, it
will receive one image at a time and will not receive another unless it is requested to do so. To request
another image, simply press the Enter key on your i-Mode phone. The images are in GIF or JPEG
format with resolution of 96x72 pixels.
Activating the i-Mode Function
To allow the remote access to GV-System, you must enable the Create JPEG/GIF file(s) function on
the W ebCam Server. For details, see JPG Settings in WebCam Server Settings earlier in this chapter.
Your GV-System must use a global IP address and be accessible from the Internet.
Connecting to GV-System
The following operations may vary slightly for different modules.
1.
Open the i-Mode menu, and select Input Web Address.
Figure 8-84 Opening the menu
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Enter the IP address of your GV-System in the Address column, and then press OK.
Address:
http://65.59.37.172
OK
Cancel
Figure 8-85 Entering the IP address of GV-server
3.
Type a valid username and password, and then press Submit.
User Name:
Passwords:
Submit
Cancel
Figure 8-86 Entering the use name and password
4.
Select the desired camera channel, and then press Enter.
Live View
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Camera
Camera
Camera
Camera
Camera
Camera
Camera
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Figure 8-87 Selecting a camera for live view
If you log in successfully, the i-Mode phone will start receiving live video from the GV-System.
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iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
GV-iView function is introduced to support iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad for the mobile surveillance
application. For the supported operating system version, see the Overview of GV Mobile Phone
Applications chart earlier in this chapter.
For the latest software version and Installation Guide,
Installing GV-iView
You can download GV-iView from App Store and install the application. The GV-iView icon will appear
on the desktop.
Figure 8-88
Activating the GV-iView Function
To allow remote access to GV-System, the following functions must be activated:
1.
On the main screen, click the Network button, select WebCam Server, click the JPG tab, and
select Create JPEG/GIF file(s).
2.
Click the Mobile tab, and activate the settings of communication ports.
3.
Click OK to start the W ebCam server.
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Note: If there is a router or firewall installed, ensure these communication ports required by the
WebCam server are open: HTTP Port 80, HTTPS Port 443 (if SSL is enabled), Live View Port 8866
and RPB Port 5511.
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Accessing Live View
To access live view on your mobile device:
1.
Activate GV-iView on the mobile device.
2.
On the login screen, enter the IP address of the GV-System, port value (default value is 8866), ID
and Password. Then press Connect. Once the connection is established, the live display of 6
cameras will appear.
3.
Select ON for HTTPS if SSL is enabled for WebCam Server. If the default SSL port of 443 on the
WebCam Server is modified, specify the new port number used for HTTPS connection at the end
of the IP address,
Figure 8-89
Note: If the default HTTP port of 80 on the W ebCam Server is modified, specify the new port number
used for HTTP connection at the end of the IP address
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Other Functions
After you enlarge one channel, you can find the following buttons for control.
Figure 8-90
Button
Name
Function
Enable Record
Activates recording controls.
Record One Channel
The button is available when you press the Enable
Record button. Starts / stops recording the current
channel.
Record All Channels
The button is available when you press the Enable
Record button. Starts / stops recording all channels.
Enable PTZ
Activates PTZ controls.
Focus Far / Focus
The two buttons are available when you press the Enable
Near
PTZ button. Use the two buttons to focus in or out the
image.
PTZ Preset
The button is available when you press the Enable PTZ
button. It allows you to remotely move the PTZ to the
preset points.
Auto Focus
The button is available when you press the Enable PTZ
button.
Enable I/O
Activates the output controls.
Snapshot
Takes a snapshot of image.
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PTZ Speed Control for PTZ Cameras
Click anywhere on the Live View screen of PTZ camera to bring up the PTZ Speed Setting panel.
Select your desirable level of PTZ speed. Higher value means higher speed.
Figure 8-91
Accessing I/O Devices
1.
Press the Enable I/O button. The screen, similar to the following image, appears.
2.
Use the left and right buttons to change the I/O module, and use the scrollbar to change the
output device.
3.
Press
to manually force the output to be activated.
Figure 8-92
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My Favorite
On the login screen (Figure 8-85) you can find the My Favorite option, allowing you to add several links
of GV-System servers for quick connections. Up to 50 links can be created.
Figure 8-93
Playing Back the Recordings
To retrieve the events recorded on the GV-System and play them back:
1.
On the login screen (Figure 8-85), press RPB View
.
2.
Enter the IP address of the GV-System, port value (default value is 5511), ID and Password. You
can also search the recordings of a specified date and time by selecting RPB Time Setting and
entering the date and time. Then press Connect.
Figure 8-94
Figure 8-95
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Select the desired recordings from the event list for playback. Use the Change cam button at the
top right corner to switch cameras.
Figure 8-96
Note:
1.
The remote playback (RPB) function is only supported if the video was recorded with a resolution
of CIF or lower.
2. The remote playback (RPB) function does not support the playback of video files recorded on the
GV IP devices.
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Import / Export
This function allows you to export My Favorite list to iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch device or
import My Favorite list from iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch device. The maximum number of
import / export items is 100 connections. Find the Import / Export option on the login screen
and operate.
Figure 8-97
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Android Smartphones and Tablets
GV-AView function is introduced to support Android smartphones and tablets for the mobile
surveillance application. For the supported operating system version, see the Overview of GV Mobile
Phone Applications chart earlier in this chapter.
For the latest software version and Installation Guide,
Figure 8-98
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Access to a GV-IP Device:
1.
Tap the GV-AView icon
on the main page. This page appears.
Figure 8-99
2.
Type the IP address, port number, user name and password of the GV-System you want to access.
And then tap the Add button
to save the connection information in the address book.
Note: If the default HTTP port of 80 on the WebCam Server of the GV-System is modified, specify the
new port number used for HTTP connection at the end of the IP address,
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Tap the created link in the address book.
Figure 8-100
4.
Tap the Connection button
to access the GV-System.
Figure 8-101
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Accessing Live View
1.
Press the menu button on the mobile phone to see the following options:
Figure 8-102
 I/O Trigger
2.
: Forces I/O devices to be triggered.
 Record Event
: Starts or stops recording the current channel or all channels.
 Image setting
: Changes the image quality between Normal and Good.
Double-tap the live view to see it in single view. You can tap the Snapshot button
to capture
the current image.
3.
If the camera supports PTZ functions, tap the PTZ button
the camera. The following control buttons are also available:

and use the touch screen to control
: Moves the camera toward different directions.

: Zooms in and out.

: Adjusts the focus.

: Moves the camera back to Home position.

: Auto focus.

: Moves the camera to a preset point by typing the preset number.
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Playing Back Recordings on GV-System
1.
On the main page, tap the RPB View tab.
2.
To add the connection information of a GV-System, tap the menu button and tap the Add button
.
Figure 8-103
3.
Type the IP address, port number, user name and password of the GV-System you want to
access.
4.
You can tap the button next to RPB with Time and specify a time to see videos recorded after the
specified time.
5. On the bottom of the screen, tap the Add button
to save the connection information.
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Tap the Connect button
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to connect to the GV-System. The videos recorded from camera 1
will be displayed.
Figure 8-104
7.
To play back a recording, tap on the time of the recording.
8.
To see more recordings from the same camera, press the menu button and tap Next Page to see
more recent recordings or tap Previous Page to view older recordings.
9.
To switch to a different camera, press the menu button, tap Change Camera and select a camera.
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Other Functions
Menu Options in the Address Book
Tap the NVR/DVR View tab and then tap the menu button. This page appears.
Figure 8-105

: Add the connection information of a GV-System to the address book.

: Delete all entries in the address book.

: Displays the Installation Guide in two ways—Manual and URL Link.

: Exit the application.

: Import or Export the address book.
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Web Browsers on Smartphones
Using the browser on your smartphone, you can watch live view, control PTZ live views, and play back
recordings from a GV-System. By connecting to the WebCam server, no extra application is required.
Note:
1.
Make sure the 3GPP function is enabled at the WebCam server.
2.
Live view control is only available for supported PTZ cameras. For the support list, see Appendix
B.
3.
The playback function is only supported by Android devices.
In the following steps, we use the Android smartphone as an example to log in the GV-System:
1.
Open the browser on your Android device and type the IP address of the GV-System to log in.
Figure 8-106
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Click Login. The cameras on the GV-System appear.
Figure 8-107
3.
To watch live view, tap Live View on the top, tap the H.264 option for Streaming Type and then
4.
tap a video icon
. The device connects to the live view shortly.
To access the PTZ functions, tap Live View on the top and then tap the JPEG option for
Streaming Type. This page appears. You can control the live view with the direction arrows,
zoom in/out and home position buttons.
Figure 8-108
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To play back, tap Remote Play Back. This page appears. Search recordings by defining the
camera, date and start time. If the video is recorded on a Daylight Saving day, select Yes for DST
Rollback.
Figure 8-109
6.
The matched results are shown. Click the video icon
for instant playback.
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9.1
The E-Map Editor ................................................................................... 487
9.1.1 The E-Map Editor Window ................................................................................... 488
9.2
Creating an E-Map File .......................................................................... 489
9.2.1 Creating an E-Map File for a Remote Host.......................................................... 491
9.2.2 Setting Polygonal Map to Locate a Triggered Devic e.......................................... 492
9.2.3 Setting View Zone to Show the Monitored Area .................................................. 493
9.3
Starting E-Map........................................................................................ 494
9.3.1 Setting the Pop-up Map Func ti on ........................................................................ 495
9.4
Starting E-Map from a Remote Site ...................................................... 496
9.4.1 The Remote E-Map Window ................................................................................ 496
9.4.2 Logging in Different Hosts .................................................................................... 498
9.4.3 Configuring the Remote E-Map ........................................................................... 499
9.4.4 Viewing Host Information and Playing Back Video .............................................. 500
9.4.5 Accessing Remote ViewLog ................................................................................ 501
9.5
E-Map Server .......................................................................................... 502
9.5.1 Installing E-Map Server ........................................................................................ 502
9.5.2 The E-Map Server Window .................................................................................. 503
9.5.3 Setting E-Map Server ........................................................................................... 504
9.5.4 Remote Monitoring via E-Map Server.................................................................. 505
9.5.5 Accessing Authentication Server Account Infor m ati on ........................................ 506
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E-Map Application
E-Map displays the monitoring area on an electronic map, by which the operator can easily locate the
cameras, sensors and alarms triggered by motion or I/O devices. Topics discussed in this chapter
include: creating an E-Map file with E-Map Editor, working with E-Map in the Main System, working
with E-Map on the WebCam server and E-Map Server.
9.1 The E-Map Editor
The E-Map Editor program allows you to import a floor plan in BMP, GIF and JPG formats, and use the
icons of cameras and I/O devices to edit a map per your requirement.
The E-Map Editor program comes with the installation of Main System. Click the Windows Start menu,
select Programs, select GV folder and click EMap Editor. The E-Map Editor window will appear.
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Figure 9-1 The E-Map Editor Window
The controls in the E-Map Editor window:
No. Name
Description
1
Up
Returns to the previous E-Map file.
2
Add Map
Adds an E-Map file.
3
Add Host
Adds a host folder in the Host View.
4
Load Map
Imports a floor plan.
5
Rename
Renames an E-Map file and/or folder.
6
Delete
Deletes an E-Map file and/or folder.
7
Zoom In
Enlarges the Map View.
8
Zoom Out
Diminishes the Map View.
9
Fit to Screen
Adjusts the Map View to fit the current size of the window.
10
Actual Size
Displays actual size of the imported graphic file.
11
Floor Plan
The window displays the imported graphic file.
12
Host View
Tree view of host folders.
13
Map View
Tree view of E-Map files and/or folders.
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9.2 Creating an E-Map File
To create and edit an E-Map file, follow the steps below.
1.
Click the Add Map button (No.2, Figure 9-1) on the toolbar. A New Map file will be created in Map
View and the Floor Plan window separately, as illustrated below.
Figure 9-2
2.
Creating a new map
Click the New Map file in Map View, and then click the Load Map button (No. 4, Figure 9-1) to
import a graphic file. The file opens in the Floor Plan window (Figure 9-1).
3.
Double-click the local server folder in Host View. The program will automatically detect the
number of cameras and I/O devices already installed at the server, and display their separate
icons.
4.
Drag and drop these icons from Host View onto the map in the Floor Plan window.
5.
The E-Map Editor lets you set the orientation of camera icons and change the icons. Right-click
any camera icon to call up a menu, and select the direction where you want the camera to point to.
Or change the camera icon into the dome icon.
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To change the icons for I/O devices, right-click any I/O device icon on the map and select Change
Icon. The window below appears. Click No Event and select an icon to display when the I/O
device is not triggered. Click Event to select an icon to display when the I/O device is triggered.
You can use your own icon by clicking Add Icon.
Figure 9.3
7.
Changing the I/O device icon
Click File in the window menu, and select Save to DVR or Save to File to save the created
E-Map file.
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9.2.1 Creating an E-Map File for a Remote Host
With E-Map Editor, you can create E-Maps for your local host, as well as remotely for other hosts. EMaps created for remote hosts are saved at the server where they are created and can only be edited
from that server. You have to connect to the E-Maps through the W ebCam server to be able to see
the live status of the cameras or I/O devices.
Note: The supported host types for E-Map are GV-DVR/NVR, GV-IP Devices, GV-Video Server and
GV-Compact DVR.
1.
Click the Add Host button (No. 3, Figure 9-1) on the toolbar, and select the type of host. A new
host is added in Host View.
2.
Right-click the created host, and select Host Settings. This dialog box appears. The dialog box
varies based on the type of host you select.
Figure 9-4 Host Settings
3.
Type the remote host’s name, IP address, how many cameras, I/O modules, inputs, outputs are
installed at the host, and port information. Then click OK.
4.
Follow the steps instructed in Creating an E-Map File to create an e-map file for the remote host.
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9.2.2 Setting Polygonal Map to Locate a Triggered Device
The Polygonal Map function helps you quickly locate the location of a triggered device. Draw an
area on the map and it will flash when any device within the area is triggered.
Figure 9-5: Polygonal Map
To Set Up a Polygonal Map
1.
In E-Map, select a map icon
.
2.
Right-click the map icon and select Edit Polygonal Map.
3.
Click on the map to start drawing a polygonal shape, indicated by a yellow dotted line.
Figure 9-6
4.
After closing the shape, right-click the map and select Finish .
The enclosed area will be colored in blue. W hen a device placed within the map is triggered, the blue
area will flash in blue and red.
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9.2.3 Setting View Zone to Show the Monitored Area
The View Zone function allows you to draw an area to represent the area monitored by each device.
Figure 9-7: View Zone
To Set Up a View Zone
1.
In E-Map, select a device icon.
2.
Right-click the device icon and select Edit View Zone.
3.
Move the mouse to adjust the length and direction of the view zone.
Figure 9-8
4.
Scroll the mouse to adjust the width of the view zone.
5.
Right-click the map and select Finish to finalize the zone.
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9.3 Starting E-Map
After creating an E-Map file, go to the Main System. Click the ViewLog button (No.13, Figure 1-2) and
then select E-Map to display the following E-Map Viewer window. Double-click any E-Map file of the
local host to open it.
Note: If you have created the E-Map files for remote hosts , these files will also be displayed in the
E-Map Viewer window but won’t function here. They only work on WebCam that is discussed later.
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Figure 9-9 The E-Map Viewer Window
The controls in the E-Map Viewer window:
No. Name
Description
1
Popup Settings
Selects desired cameras and I/O devices for the pop-up map function.
2
Toggle Popup
Toggles between popup and non-popup function.
3
Tree View
The tree view of E-Map files and folders.
4
Blinking Icon
The blinking icon represents a triggered camera or an I/O device.
5
Output Icon
Manually forces an output device.
6
Camera/Dome Icon
Views the live video associated with that camera/dome.
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9.3.1 Setting the Pop-up Map Function
The E-Map Viewer window can be set to pop up with the blinking icons indicating that cameras or input
devices are being triggered. To set up the function, follow the steps below.
1.
Click the Popup Settings button (No.1, Figure 9-9).
2.
Select desired cameras and input devices for the application, and specify Dwell Time for the
interval between pop-up maps. Any event trigger will be ignored by the system during the interval
to avoid map popping up frequently.
3.
Click the Toggle Popup button (No.2, Figure 9-9) to enable the function.
4.
Minimize the E-Map Viewer window. Once any camera or input device is triggered, the map will
pop up on your screen immediately.
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9.4 Starting E-Map from a Remote Site
Activating and viewing E-Maps over a web browser is possible through the WebCam server. To do so,
follow the steps below.
1.
At the local server equipped with the GV-System, click the Network button (No. 11, Figure 1-2)
and select WebCam Server to display the Server Setup dialog box. Click OK to start the
WebCam server.
2.
At the client PC, open the web browser and type the address of the local server. Once the
connection is established, the Single View page will appear.
3.
On the left panel, click Remote E-Map to display the E-Map window on the client PC.
9.4.1 The Remote E-Map Window
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Figure 9-10 The Remote E-Map Window
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The controls in the Remote E-Map window:
No.
Name
Description
1
Login
Click to login up to 500 hosts.
2
Host Information
3
Previous
Click to go to the last selected E-Map file.
4
Home
Click to back to the top of the tree view.
5
Next
Click to go to the next E-Map file.
6
ViewLog
Click to access the Remote ViewLog function.
7
Configure
Click to configure the Remote E-Map.
8
Tree List
The list displays all created E-Map files and folders.
9
IP Address
Displays the IP Address of the connected host.
10
Blinking Icon
The blinking icon represents a triggered camera or I/O device.
11
Output Icon
Click to manually force the output device.
12
Camera/Dome Icon
Click to view the information of incoming events upon motion detected
and I/O devices triggered.
Click to view the live video associated with that camera/dome. Up to
16 live videos can be accessed simultaneously.
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9.4.2 Logging in Different Hosts
When the client PC connects to the WebCam server, all the E-Maps saved in the local server will be
downloaded to the client PC, with the E-Map files of 500 hosts at most. The E-Maps created for remote
hosts can only function through W ebCam after you log in these hosts. You can login 500 hosts at a
time. Click the Login button (No. 1, Figure 9-10) to display the following Login window.
Figure 9-11 Logging in different hosts
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9.4.3 Configuring the Remote E-Map
Click the Configure button (No. 7, Figure 9-10) to display the following dialog box:
Figure 9-12 The Configure Dialog Box
[Download EMap files] Click to download E-Map files from the local server to the client PC. This
option can reduce network load when you want to view E-Maps of multiple hosts.

Use local EMap files: Once downloading E-Map files to the client PC, you can use these E-Map
files for connection.
[Motion] / [I/O Input]

Alert Sound: Check this option and assign a .wav file to alert the operator when motion is
detected or I/O devices are triggered.

Camera Blink, I/O Blink: When cameras or I/O devices are triggered, their icons on the E-map
flash. Uncheck this option if you don’t want to see the blinking icons.

EMap Auto Popup: W hen cameras or I/O devices are triggered, the related map will pop up on
the screen instantly. Check this option and minimize the Remote E-Map window for the
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application.

Show Event: Check to display motion or I/O triggered events on the Host Information window.

I/O Trigger Camera: W hen input devices are triggered, the related camera views will pop up on
the screen instantly. For this function to work, input devices must be mapped to cameras on the
Main System. See Pop-up Live View in Chapter 1.

Hide Tree List: Check to hide the tree list.

Enable DirectDraw: The DirectDraw is enabled by default. Some VGA cards might not support
DirectDraw and can produce distorted frames. In this case, disable the feature.

Use small icon: The Remote E-Map uses the large icons of cameras and I/O devices by default.
Select this option if you want to use small icons.

Retry in the background: When Remote E-map is disconnected with the GV-System, the
Remote E-Map will automatically re-connect the GV-System in 5 seconds. Select this function to
avoid the Server Closed message popping up each time the connection failed but the
auto-connection still retries in the background.
9.4.4 Viewing Host Information and Playing Back Video
The Host Information window lists the triggered events of cameras and I/O devices. Click the Host
Information button (No. 2, Figure 9-10) to open it.
The Host Information window allows you to play back events happened in the host sites. Double-click
any Camera Motion event in the left panel to display the remote playback window. W ith this window,
you can play back an event, speak to the host site and take a snapshot, as well as download the event
to the client PC.
Figure 9-13 Host Infor m ati on
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9.4.5 Accessing Remote ViewLog
On the Remote E-Map window, the ViewLog button (No.6, Figure 9-10) is designed for the Remote
ViewLog function, giving you remote access to the recorded files of DVR and playing back video by the
player ViewLog. For details on starting the Remote ViewLog service, refer to Remote ViewLog in
Chapter 8.
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9.5 E-Map Server
The E-Map Server is an independent application, designed to create E-Maps for different DVRs and
run without the GV-System.
9.5.1 Installing E-Map Server
1.
Insert the Software DVD to your computer. It will run automatically, and a window appears.
2.
Click Install Guardian Security Solutions Free Utility.
3.
Click GV-E-Map Server, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
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9.5.2 The E-Map Server Window
Go to W indows Start, point to Programs, select eMapServer, and then click E-Map Server. This
window appears.
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Figure 9-14
The controls on the E-Map Server window:
No. Name
Description
1
Start Service
Starts the E-Map Server.
2
Stop Service
Stops the E-Map Server.
3
New
Creates a new E-Map file.
4
Rename
Renames the E-Map file.
5
Delete
Deletes the E-Map file.
6
Refresh
Refreshes the E-Map Server window.
7
Accounts
Creates user accounts of the E-Map Server.
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9.5.3 Setting E-Map Server
Before starting the E-Map server, you have to create e-map files and user accounts.
1.
Click the New button (No.3, Figure 9-14) to create e-map(s). For details on creating an e-map file,
see Creating an E-Map File earlier in this chapter.
2.
Click the Accounts (No. 7, Figure 9-14) button to create a user account that will use the server.
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9.5.4 Remote Monitoring via E-Map Server
Via E-Map Server, you can monitor different surveillance sites on electronic maps from any computer
accessible to Internet.
5.
Open the web browser and type the address of the E-Map server.
6.
After entering the valid user name and password for login, you will be prompted to select the
desired e-map file (.emp file),
7.
Click OK. The Remote E-Map window appears.
8.
Click the Login button (No.1, Figure 9-10) to select the desired host(s) to access videos and I/O
devices.
Note: The host (DVR) needs to give the access privilege by enabling the WebCam Server.
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9.5.5 Accessing Authentication Server Account Information
With the connection to Authentication Server, the E-Map Server can access the Authentication account
settings. For details see Authentication Server in Chapter 11.
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10.1
Installing SMS Server .......................................................................... 508
10.2
The SMS Server Window ..................................................................... 509
10.3
SMS Server Setup ................................................................................ 510
10.3.1 Device Settings .................................................................................................. 510
10.3.2 Server Settings .................................................................................................. 511
10.3.3 Account Settings ................................................................................................ 514
10.4
SMS Log ............................................................................................... 516
10.4.1 Setting SMS Log ................................................................................................ 516
10.4.2 Viewing SMS Log............................................................................................... 517
10.5
Password Security............................................................................... 519
10.6
SMS Notification .................................................................................. 519
10.6.1 Connecting GV-System to SMS Server ............................................................. 519
10.6.2 Setting Mobile Numbers .................................................................................... 521
10.6.3 Setting Alert Notific ati o n..................................................................................... 522
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Short Message Service
Via a GSM/GPRS modem, GV-System lets you send SMS (Short Message Service) messages when
an alert condition happens. The modem can be installed at either a separate server, or the same
computer/server equipped with GV-System. This chapter introduces how to manage a GSM/GPRS
modem with the GV-developed SMS Server program, and how to configure the Main System to send
out SMS alerts.
For supported GPRS models, see Appendix F.
10.1
Installing SMS Server
To install the SMS Server application, follow these steps:
1.
Insert the Software DVD to the PC connected to a GSM/GPRS modem. It will run automatically,
and a window appears.
2.
Click Install Guardian Security Solutions Free Utility.
3.
Click GV-SMS Server, and follow the on-screen instructions.
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Short Message Service
The SMS Server Window
Run the SMS Server program from the Start menu. The following window appears.
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Figure 10-1
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The SMS Server Window
The controls in the SMS Server window:
No. Name
Description
1
Start/Stop Service
Starts or stops the SMS Server.
2
Server Setting
Sets up the SMS Server.
3
Account Setting
Creates and edits accounts.
4
SMS Log Setting
Sets up and accesses the SMS Log.
5
Device Setting
Sets up the GSM/GPRS modem.
6
Exit
Logs out administrator, changes password or exits the SMS server.
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Short Message Service
SMS Server Setup
Before starting the SMS service, you must configure these three settings: (1) Device Settings, (2)
Server Settings, and (3) Account Settings.
10.3.1
1.
Device Settings
Click the Device Setting button (No. 5, Figure 10-1), and then select GSM Module. This dialog
box appears.
Figure 10-2 GSM Module Setting
2.
Select the COM port connecting to a GSM/GPRS modem.
3.
Click the Detect button to detect the modem.
 If the connection between the modem and the computer is established, the message will
show in the Device Information field: Name: (Manufacturer), Module: xxx, SIM Ready.
 If the connection fails, the display will be shown as: No usable device in COM xxx.
4.
If you are using a tri-band modem, select 1900 or 1800 MHz from the drop-down list of Select
Band.
5.
Click OK to apply above settings.
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Short Message Service
Server Settings
Click the Server Setting button (No. 2, Figure 10-1) to display the following Server Setting dialog box.
There are three major tabs in the dialog box: (1) General, (2) Message Filter, and (3) Notify
[General]
Figure 10-3 Server Setting-General
[Network] Define the port of the SMS Server, or leave it as default. To use UPnP for automatic port
configuration to your router, click the Arrow button. For details, see UPnP Settings in Chapter 8.
[Security] Enable to apply enhanced Internet security. Please note when the feature is enabled, the
subscribers using earlier version than 8.0 cannot access the SMS Server anymore.
[Startup]

Auto Start Service when Sever Startup: Automatically starts SMS services when the program
starts.

Minimize to System Tray when auto start service: Minimizes the SMS Server window to
notification area when it starts.

Auto save the PIN number after start service: Automatically saves the PIN number when SMS
services start.
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[Message Filter]
Figure 10-4 Server Setting-Message Filter
Check the desired alert conditions to send SMS messages.
The user-defined condition refers to the SMS messages sent manually in Center V2 and VSM. See
Sending SMS in Chapter 1 and Chapter 3 in the CMS User’s Manual.
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[Notify]
Figure 10-5 Server Setting-Notify
[Check Internet Connectivity] Assign any available IP address and click the Test button to know if
your SMS Server can access Internet.
[Send SMS notification when no connectivity] Sends SMS notification to the three designated
mobile numbers when the SMS Server cannot access Internet. You can specify the minimum time
interval between each notification in minutes.

Mobile Icon: Check the icon and define the number for the SMS notification. Up to three
recipients can receive the SMS simultaneously.
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10.3.3
Short Message Service
Account Settings
Click the Account Setting button (No.3, Figure 10-1) to display the following window.
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Figure 10-6 Account Setting
The controls in the Account Setting window:
No. Name
Description
1
Add A Group
Creates a group.
2
Add A Client
Creates a client.
3
Delete A Group/Client
Deletes a created group or client.
4
View/Edit A Client
Highlight one client and click the button to view or edit its information.
5
Find A Client
Searches a client.
6
Address Book
Lists the created groups and clients.
7
Account Information
Displays the highlighted client’s account information.
8
Statistics
Displays the number of created groups and clients. The SMS Server
can serve up to 5000 clients at one time.
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Creating a client:
1.
Click the Add A Client button (No. 2, Figure 10-6). This dialog box appears.
Figure 10-7 Client Information
2.
Type a login ID and a password. They will be the ID and password for the client to log in the SMS
Server (Figure 10-13).
3.
In the Information section, type the client’s related information.
You can specify three mobile numbers of the client’s network administrators for SMS notification.
4.
In the Notify Setting section, you can send a SMS message to the client in the case of:
 Internet disconnection between the client and the SMS Server, or
 Improper program shutdown in the client.
The recipients can be:
 The client’s network administrators: designate three mobile numbers in above Information
section.
 The client’s operators: See Setting Mobile Numbers later in this chapter. For the users of
Dispatch Server and Vital Sign Monitor, refer to the CMS User’s Manual. Clicking the
Question mark can view the specified mobile numbers at the client site.
5.
Click Save for above settings.
Disabling a client:
You can disable subscription services to an individual client when subscription expires.
In the Account Settings window (Figure 10-6), right-click the desired client and then select Disable.
To restore the service, right-click the desired client and then select Enable.
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Short Message Service
SMS Log
10.4.1
Setting SMS Log
Click the SMS Log Setting button in the SMS Server window (No. 4, Figure 10-1), and select
SMSLog Setting to display this dialog box.
Figure 10-8
[SMS Log]

Keep Days: Select this option and enter the number of days to keep log files. Otherwise clear the
option to keep log files until the Recycle starts or the storage space is full.

Recycle: Delete the files of the oldest day when storage space is lower than 500MB.

Log Path: Click the [...] button to assign a storage path.
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10.4.2 Viewing SMS Log
Click the SMS Log Setting button in the SMS Server window (No. 4, Figure 10-1), and select View
SMSLog to display the SMS Log Browser.
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Figure 10-9
The buttons on the Event Log Browser:
No. Name
Description
1
Open
Opens an event log.
2
Reload
Refreshes the event log manually
3
Filter
Defines the search criteria.
4
Backup
Exports the current event list and video files.
5
Print
Prints the current event list.
6
SMS Event Log
Displays the log of SMS server events.
7
System Event Log
Displays the log of SMS server activities.
8
Exit
Exits the browser.
9
About
Displays the application information of SMS Log Browser.
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SMS Event Log
Clicking the SMS Event Log button (No. 6, Figure 10-9) on the toolbar, you can monitor senders (ID),
mobile numbers, text messages, sent and failed SMS. This can be beneficial as you may charge
your clients by the amount of SMS messages they sent.
Figure 10-10
System Event Log
Clicking the System Event Log button (No. 7, Figure 10-9) on the toolbar, you can monitor the server
activities, client login and logout, and connection problems.
Figure 10-11
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Short Message Service
Password Security
To prevent unauthorized users from changing your settings, set up an administrator password. To
apply the password security, follow these steps:
1.
Click the Exit button (No. 6, Figure 10-1), and then select Change Password to set a password.
2.
Click the Exit button, and select Logout Administrator to lock the SMS Server window.
3.
When you want to log in, click the Exit button and select Login as Administrator. A valid
password is required.
10.6
SMS Notification
After setting up the SMS Server, you will need to connect the GV-System to the SMS Server, assign
mobile phones to receive SMS alert messages, and set up the types of events to send alert
notification.
10.6.1
Connecting GV-System to SMS Server
To connect the GV-System to the SMS Server, follow these steps:
1.
On the main screen, click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), select System Configure,
and select Send Alerts Approach Setup. This dialog box appears.
Figure 10-12 Send Alerts Approach Setup
2.
Select Send Event Alerts, click the Arrow button and select the events to send alert notification.
3.
Select Alternative Alert Approach to enable sending alerts by SMS messages.
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Short Message Service
Click the Account Setting button. This dialog box appears .
Figure 10-13
SMS Setup-Connection Setup
 Server IP: Type the IP address of the SMS Server.
 Server Port: Type the server port of the SMS Server, or keep it as default.
 Login ID & Password: Type a valid ID and password registered in the SMS Server (Figure
10-7).
 Local: If the GSM/GPRS modem is installed at the same server with the GV-System, select
this item.
 Remote: If the GSM/GPRS modem is installed at a separate server, select this item.
5.
Click the SMS Option tab and specify the Interval between two sent-out messages. The Interval
time can be set up to 1440 minutes. Any alert condition will be ignored by the system during the
interval.
6.
Click OK to apply above settings.
7.
Click the Test Account button (Figure 10-12). If the connection of both devices is established, the
message will appear: Login SMS Server OK! If the connection fails, the message will appear:
Connect to SMS Server Fail.
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10.6.2
Short Message Service
Setting Mobile Numbers
The Main System allows you to configure three mobile phone numbers for the SMS service. W hen an
alert condition happens, the SMS messages will be sent out to the three assigned mobile phones
simultaneously.
1.
Open the Send Alerts Approach Setup dialog box (Figure 10-12).
2.
Click the Account Setting button. The SMS Setup dialog box appears. (Figure 10-13).
3.
Click the Mobile Setup tab in the upper of the window. This dialog box appears.
Figure 10-14 SMS Setup- Mobile Setup
4.
Click one mobile phone icon, and then check the Add to SMS List item for the mobile phone
setup.
5.
Type the Country Code and Mobile Number.
6.
Click other mobile phone icons, and follow Steps 4 and 5 to set up the rest of two mobile phone
numbers separately.
7.
Click OK to apply above settings.
8.
Start monitoring. W hen the specified events or motion is detected, SMS alerts will be sent out
automatically.
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10.6.3
Short Message Service
Setting Alert Notification
To specify the types of events to receive alert notification:
1.
On the main screen, click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), select System Configure,
and select Send Alerts Approach Setup. The Send Alerts Approach Setup dialog box (Figure
10-12) appears.
2.
Select Send Event Alerts, click the Arrow button and select the events to send alert notification.
3.
Click OK.
To send SMS alerts when motion is detected:
1.
Click the Configure button (No.14, Figure 1-2), select System Configure and select Camera
Configure. The Camera Configure dialog box appears.
2.
In the Motion Detection section, select Invoke to Send Alerts.
Figure 10-15
3.
Click OK.
For details on the Invoke to Send Alerts options, see Invok e to Send Alerts in Chapter 1.
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11.1
Dynamic DNS ....................................................................................... 526
11.1.1
Installing Dynamic DNS........................................................................................... 527
11.1.2
Registering Domain Name with DDNS ................................................................... 528
11.1.3
Starting Dynamic DNS ............................................................................................ 530
11.1.4
Local DDNS Server ................................................................................................. 532
11.2
Watermark Viewer ................................................................................ 533
11.2.1
Activating Watermark Protec ti on ............................................................................. 533
11.2.2
Running the Watermark Proof................................................................................. 534
11.2.3
The Watermark Proof W indow ................................................................................ 535
11.3
Twin View Display ................................................................................ 536
11.4
Windows Lockup ................................................................................. 538
11.4.1
The GV-Desktop Screen ......................................................................................... 538
11.4.2
GV-Desktop Featur es .............................................................................................. 539
11.4.3
Token File for Save Mode ....................................................................................... 542
11.5
Authentication Server.......................................................................... 543
11.5.1
Installing the Server ................................................................................................. 543
11.5.2
The Server W indow ................................................................................................. 544
11.5.3
Creating a Client DVR ............................................................................................. 545
11.5.4
Creating a User Account ......................................................................................... 546
11.5.5
Importing Groups and Users from Active Director y ................................................. 547
11.5.6
Starting the Server ................................................................................................... 549
11.5.7
Connecting GV-System to the Server ..................................................................... 551
11.5.8
Remote Access from Control Center, Remote E-Map and MultiVi ew ..................... 554
11.6
Fast Backup and Restore .................................................................... 557
11.6.1
Installing the FBR Progr am ..................................................................................... 557
11.6.2
Customizing Logo and Button ................................................................................. 558
11.6.3
Customizing the Features ....................................................................................... 559
11.6.4
Backing up and Restoring Settings ......................................................................... 560
11.7
Hot-Swap Recording............................................................................ 562
11.7.1
The Media Man Tool W indow .................................................................................. 563
11.7.2
Viewing Disk Drive Status ....................................................................................... 564
11.7.3
Adding a Disk Drive................................................................................................. 566
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11.7.4
Removing a Disk Drive............................................................................................ 567
11.7.5
Logging In Automatically at Startup ......................................................................... 568
11.7.6
Setting LED Panel ................................................................................................... 569
11.8 Backup Server ...................................................................................... 571
11.8.1
Adding a Disk Volume ............................................................................................. 571
11.8.2
Enabling Backup Server .......................................................................................... 573
11.8.3
Advanced Settings .................................................................................................. 574
11.8.4
Manually Adding Files for Backup ........................................................................... 577
11.8.5
Viewing Server Status ............................................................................................. 578
11.8.6
Retrieving Recorded Files ....................................................................................... 580
11.8.7
Viewing Backup Status ............................................................................................ 581
11.9 Backup Viewer ..................................................................................... 582
11.9.1
Usage Requir em ents ............................................................................................... 582
11.9.2
Starting Backup Viewer ........................................................................................... 583
11.9.3
Performing Queri es ................................................................................................. 584
11.9.4
Viewing the Event Files ........................................................................................... 585
11.9.5
Using Remote ViewLog ........................................................................................... 586
11.10
Bandwidth Control Application......................................................... 587
11.10.1
Installing the Bandwidth Contr ol ............................................................................ 588
11.10.2
Allowing Remote Control at DVR .......................................................................... 589
11.10.3
Connecting to a WebCam Server ......................................................................... 590
11.10.4
Controlling a W ebCam Server .............................................................................. 591
11.10.5
Bandwidth Setup ................................................................................................... 592
11.10.6
Block List Setup..................................................................................................... 593
11.10.7
General Setup ....................................................................................................... 594
11.11 Report Generator ............................................................................... 595
11.11.1 Starting Report Generator ..................................................................................... 595
11.11.2 Setting Report Generator ...................................................................................... 596
11.11.3 Setting Report Criteria ........................................................................................... 598
11.11.4 E-Mail Attachment Settings ................................................................................... 601
11.11.5 Playing Back Video Recordings ............................................................................ 602
11.11.6 Viewing Event Log ................................................................................................. 604
11.12
Spot Monitor Controller ..................................................................... 605
11.12.1
Spot Monitor Controller ......................................................................................... 605
11.12.2
Spot Monitor Panel ................................................................................................ 608
11.13
Quad Spot Monitor Controller........................................................... 609
11.13.1
Setting the Controller ............................................................................................ 609
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11.13.2
Setting Pop-up Views ............................................................................................ 612
11.13.3
Displaying TV Quad Panel .................................................................................... 613
11.14 Digital Matrix ...................................................................................... 614
11.14.1
Activating Multiple Monitors .................................................................................. 614
11.14.2
Setting Live View ................................................................................................... 616
11.14.3
Setting Scanned Pages ......................................................................................... 617
11.14.4
Setting Pop-up Alert .............................................................................................. 618
11.14.5
Setting Live View with Pop-up Alert ...................................................................... 620
11.14.6
Controlling Screen Display .................................................................................... 621
11.15 GIS Recording .................................................................................... 622
11.15.1
Setting the GPS Receiver ..................................................................................... 622
11.15.2
Recording GPS Locations of GV-System ............................................................. 624
11.15.3
Recording GPS Locations of the IP Device .......................................................... 625
11.15.4
Viewing GPS Locations during Playbac k .............................................................. 626
11.15.5
Sending GPS Data to the GV-GIS ........................................................................ 628
11.16 GV-IP Device Utility ............................................................................ 631
11.16.1
Installing GV-IP Device Utility ................................................................................ 631
11.16.2
The GV-IP Device Utility W indow .......................................................................... 632
11.16.3
Setting IP Devic es ................................................................................................. 633
11.16.4
Mapping IP Camer as ............................................................................................. 634
11.17 MCamCtrl Utility for GV-Joystick ...................................................... 635
11.17.1
Installing MCamCtrl Utility ..................................................................................... 635
11.17.2
Starting the MCamCtrl Utility ................................................................................. 636
11.18 GV-Mobile Server ............................................................................... 637
11.19 MultiLang Tool for Translated Text ................................................... 638
11.20 Skype Video Utility............................................................................. 642
11.20.1
Installing GV-Skype Video Utility ........................................................................... 643
11.20.2
Setting Up Notifications Upon Motion or I/O Trigger ............................................ 644
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Useful Utilities
This chapter discusses some advanced features and utilities that could help the administrator to
maximize system performance in a security network.
11.1
Dynamic DNS
The Dynamic DNS is an application that allows you to register domain names that always point to your
GV-Systems. This application is only necessary when your GV-System is using a dynamic IP address.
The DDNS will update GV-System’s IP address to DNS Server every 10 minutes. Therefore, even if
your GV-System’s IP address changes, you can still locate it by using the registered domain name.
Dynamic DNS supports W indows XP, W indows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7, but it
does not support W indows 95/98 or ME.
Note: Dynamic DNS uploads IP addresses over the Internet through ports 80 and 81. If your
GV-System is connected behind a router or firewall, make sure ports 80 and 81 are enabled. Dynamic
DNS will only upload global IP addresses. If your GV-System is using virtual IP, NAT port mapping
should be done first.
IMPORTANT: The DDNS service is provided purely as a favor to you. W e hope it simplifies the process
of trying to connect an IP video device to the network. Guardian Security Solutions does not and
cannot warrant that the DDNS service will be uninterrupted or error free. Please read Terms of Service
carefully before using the service. Besides Guardian Security Solutions, you can also obtain the free
DDNS service from these providers: DynDNS.org and No-IP.com.
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11.1.1
Useful Utilities
Installing Dynamic DNS
To install Dynamic DNS, follow these steps:
1.
Insert the Software DVD to your computer. It runs automatically, and a window appears.
2.
Click Install Guardian Security Solutions Free Utility.
3.
Select GV-Dynamic DNS Service, and follow the on-screen instructions.
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11.1.2
1.
Useful Utilities
Registering Domain Name with DDNS
Go to W indows Start, point to Programs, select DDNS, and then run Dynamic DNS Service.
The DNS Client dialog box (Figure 11-3) appears.
2.
Click Register. The following Dynamic DNS register page appears.
3.
Type a username. The username can be up to 16 characters. The username accepts “a ~ z”,
“0~9”, and “-“, but does not accept space or “-“ as the first character.
4.
Type a password. The password is case-sensitive and must be at least 6 characters. Re-type the
password for confirmation.
5.
In the W ord Verification section, type the code within the box. In this example, the code you
should enter is 4NCXRC. Word verification is not case-sensitive.
Figure 11-1
6.
Click the Send button. The following message appears.
Figure 11-2
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
Username: The username you registered. In this example the username is “swansea”

Hostname: The hostname you created. Hostname is made by registered username and
“dipmap.com”. In this example the host name is “http://swansea.dipmap.com”. This will be the
domain name you use to log into GV-System.

IP Address: Your GV-System’s current IP address. This IP address is updated every 10
minutes.
Note: Before you can register a domain name with Dynamic DNS Service provided by Guardian
Security Solutions, it is required to run any Guardian Security Solutions application in the
background if the installed GV-System is of version 8.2 or later.
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11.1.3
Useful Utilities
Starting Dynamic DNS
After registering a domain name with DDNS service, you can enable the DDNS function on the
GV-System. Run Dynamic DNS Service from the W indows Start menu. This DNS Client dialog box
will appear.
Figure 11-3

Username: Type the username used to enable the service from the DDNS.

Password: Type the password used to enable the service from the DDNS.

Obtain an IP address automatically: The DDNS server will use any available IP address from
the system or the router.

Use the following IP address: If your system or router has more one IP address, you can assign
one IP address for the communication between the DDNS server and GV-System. It is highly
suggested to assign the fixed IP address. If the assigned IP address is dynamic, the DDNS will not
be able to access your system when the IP address is changed.

Run at startup: Select this option to automatically run the DDNS service at W indows startup.

Save: After above settings, click this button. The connection information will be displayed.
Note: The DNS Client will not upload IP address unless one of the following applications is running:
Main System, Center V2, VSM, Dispatch Server and SMS Server. If the IP address of your
GV-System is not updated for more than 30 days, your host name will be deleted automatically.
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Setting up E-mail Notification
You can set up E-mail settings to receive e-mail notification. In the DNS Client dialog box (Figure 11-3),
click E-mail Setting. The E-mail Setting dialog box appears.
Figure 11-4
[Scheme] Select to receive e-mail notification when failed to update IP to DNS or when IP has
changed.
[Sender] Type a name to identify the sender and then type the sender’s e-mail address. Type the
username and password of mail server.
[Receiver] Type the recipients’ e-mail addresses. For multiple recipients, add a semicolon between
each e-mail address.
[Mail Server] Type the host name or address of your mail server. You can keep the default port 25 or
type your own if the mail server uses a different port. Select SSL if your e-mail server requires the SSL
authentication for connection.
Click the Test button to send a test e-mail and see whether the setup is correct.
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11.1.4
Useful Utilities
Local DDNS Server
The Local DDNS Server can map a device name to the POS device and the AS200E Controller with a
dynamic IP, by which the GV-System can access the POS device and the AS200E Controller by the
device name. For details see GV-Data Capture V3 Series User’s Manual or GV-AS200 Controller
Hardware Installation Guide.
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11.2
Useful Utilities
Watermark Viewer
The GV-System can embed digital watermarks in video streams for the purpose of authentication. The
watermarks are encrypted and digital signatures embedded in video streams during the compression
stage, protecting videos from the moment of creation. Watermarking ensures that images are not
edited or damaged after they are recorded.
The Watermark Proof is a watermark-checking program. It can verify the authenticity of the recording
before you present it in court.
11.2.1
Activating Watermark Protection
Click the Configure button on the main screen, click System Configure, click General Setting and
select Use Digital Watermark Protection. The GV-System will digitally sign videos as they are
recorded.
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Running the Watermark Proof
Go to the GV folder, and run WMProof.exe.
Figure 11-13
2.
In the Watermark Proof window, click File from the menu bar, select Open and locate the recorded
file (.avi). The selected file is then listed on the window. Alternatively, you can drag the file directly
from the storage folder to the window.
3.
If the recording is unmodified, a check mark will appear in the Pass column. On the contrary, if the
recording is modified or does not contain watermark during recording, a check mark will appear in
the Failed column. To play the recording, double-click the listed file on the window.
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The Watermark Proof W indow
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Figure 11-14
The controls in the window:
No.
Name
Description
1
Open File
Opens the recorded file.
2
First Frame
Goes to the first frame of the file.
3
Play
Plays the file.
4
Previous Frame
Goes to the previous frame of the file.
5
Next Frame
Goes to the next frame of the file.
6
Previous Watermarked Frame
Goes to the previous frame that contains watermark.
7
Next Watermarked Frame
Goes to the next frame that contains watermark.
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Original vs. Extracted
9
File List
The Extracted icon should be identical with the Original
icon. If not, it indicates the recording has been tampered.
Displays the proof results.
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Twin View Display
The GV-System supports dual monitor display, one for live viewing and the other for playback or other
operation without obstructing surveillance scene. To make this operation possible, your system must
have a graphic card with dual video outputs, and each output should be connected to its own monitor
for display.
1.
To configure two-monitor display on W indows, right-click on the W indows desktop and select
Properties. The Display Property dialog box appears.
2.
Select Settings, enable Extend my Windows desktop onto this Monitor, and click the Apply
button.
Figure 11-15
3.
Go the GV folder and locate DMPOS.exe.
Figure 11-16
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Run DMPOS. exe. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-17
5.
In the Screen Setup tab, select Twin View from the Displayer Mode drop-down list.
6.
Click the desired application tab to move the application to the second monitor. In this case,
ViewLog is used as an example.
7.
In the ViewLog tab, select Monitor 2 from the Select Monitor drop-down list.
8.
Click OK.
9.
Start GV-System. It should appear on Monitor 1.
10. Click the ViewLog button on the main screen and select Video/Audio log from the menu.
ViewLog should appear on Monitor 2.
Note: The Set Position option allows you to determine where to position GV-System on W indows. It
is only necessary if your GV-System is set to 800 x 600 panel resolutions but your W indows desktop
is set to 1024 x 768 or higher. It is recommended that both GV-System and W indows desktop to be
set to the same resolution. To set the panel resolution of GV-System, click Configure button, select
General Setting, select System Configure and find Panel Resolution.
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Windows Lockup
This feature helps you to secure your PC while away from your workstation. You may lock up the
Windows desktop while launching a customized GV-Desktop. The GV-Desktop is where operators are
limited to run the GV-System and the selected programs.
11.4.1
The GV-Desktop Screen
The GV-Desktop program is included in the installation of Main System. Go to W indows Start, point to
Programs, select GV folder, and click Key Lock Utility. This GV-Desktop screen appears.
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Figure 11-18
The controls in the GV-Desktop screen:
No. Name
Descrip tio n
1
Programs
Accesses programs.
2
Settings
Adds programs to the programs menu.
3
Log Off
Logs off GV-Desktop.
4
Shut Down
Shuts down the computer.
5
Task Manager
Click to view the tasks currently running on your computer.
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GV-Desktop Features
The five buttons on GV-Desktop are discussed below.
Programs
Click the Programs button (No.1, Figure 11-18) to see the program menu. The default programs are
Multicam Surveillance System (Main System), ViewLog, Repair Database Utility, eMap Editor, Control
Center Service and Hot Swap HDD Tool. You can add or remove new programs to the menu. In the
example below, Paint is a new program added to the menu.
Figure 11-19
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Settings
Click the Settings button (No.2, Figure 11-18) to display the following window. A valid ID and
password are required.
Figure 11-20
[Password] Click to change the password. For the Allow Removing Password System option, see
Account and Password in Chapter 1.
[Export Token] This option is discussed in Tok en File for Save Mode later in this chapter.
[System Menu]
The menu lets you rename system programs. Select a desired program and click
the Edit button to change its name.
[Customized Menu] The menu lets you add other programs to the Programs menu. Click the Add
button. The Shortcut dialog box will appear. In the Target field, type a path or click the button next to
the field to assign a path. Then enter the program name, comment, or even change an icon for the
program. Finally, click OK to add the program.
[Administrative Tools] Similar to Customized Menu, the option lets you add other programs to the
Programs menu. But when you want to run the added program, the administrative ID and Password
are required.
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[Desktop Type] Select W indows or GV-Desktop (Multicam) from the drop-down menu. The selected
desktop will launch the next time when you log in to PC.
Log Off
Click the Log off button (No.3, Figure 11-18) to log off GV-Desktop. A valid ID and password are
required.
Shut Down
Click the Shut Down button (No. 4, Figure 11-18) to shut down your computer. A valid ID and
password are required.
Task Manager
Click the Task Manager button (No. 5, Figure 11-18) to view the programs currently running on your
computer. W hen you minimize a program, it will be hiding and working in the background. Double-click
the program listed in Task Manager to bring the program back to desktop.
Figure 11-21
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Token File for Save Mode
This option in the Settings section lets you export a token file. In case you enter safe mode and are in
the status of the GV-Desktop, this token file will let you exit from the GV-Desktop and enter the
Windows desktop. To export a token file and apply it, follow the steps below.
1.
Click the Export Token button (Figure 11-20) to display the following dialog box.
Figure 11-22
2.
Type a code in the Token Code field.
3.
Click OK. The Save As dialog box appears.
Figure 11-23
4.
Locate a path, and enter a desired name in the File Name field.
5.
Click Save to save the file.
When you enter safe mode and are in the status of the GV-Desktop:
6.
Click the Settings button on the desktop. You will be prompted to locate the stored token file and
enter the set token code.
7.
When the Settings window (Figure11-20) appears, select Windows in the Desktop Type field, and
then exit from the window.
8.
Click the Log Off button to log off the GV-Desktop and enter the W indows desktop. The token
code and file are also required here.
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Authentication Server
The Authentication Server is a password and account management system for multiple GV-Systems.
The Authentication Server administrator can create the accounts with different access rights to a group
of GV-Systems. Once the GV-System is connected to the Authentication Server, the previous passwor d
settings in local GV-Systems will be invalid. Local GV-Systems will submit to the full control of the
Authentication Server.
11.5.1
Installing the Server
To install this application in a remote server, follow these steps:
1.
Insert the Software DVD. It runs automatically, and a window appears.
2.
Click Install Guardian Security Solutions Free Utility.
3.
Click GV-Authentication Server, and follow the on-screen instructions.
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The Server W indow
Go to W indows Start, click Programs, click AuthServer and click AuthServer. This window appears.
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Figure 11-24
The controls in this window:
No. Button
Description
Exits this window; Logs out Administrator; Changes
1
Exit
2
Log
3
Account Setup
4
Server Setup
groups from Active Directory.
Configures the Authentication Server.
5
Start/Stop Service
Starts/Stops the Authentication Server.
6
Find A Client
Finds an existing client.
7
View/Edit A Client
Select a client from the Client List, and click to view /edit it.
8
Delete An Area /Client
Deletes an existing group or client.
9
Add A Client
Creates a client account.
10
Add An Area
Creates an Area group.
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Lists the created clients and area groups.
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Connected Client List
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Client Information
Password, exports account information.
Sets up the Authentication Server Log and opens the log browser.
Configures passwords and grants permissions to clients. Imports
Lists the connected GV-Systems, E-Map Servers or Control
Centers.
Lists the information of the selected GV-System, E-Map Server or
Control Center.
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Creating a Client DVR
You must create and arrange client GV-Systems under the DVR List first. To create a DVR list, follow
these steps:
1.
To create a group, click the Add An Area button (No.10, Figure 11-24).
2.
To create a client under the group, click the Add A Client button (No.9, Figure 11-24). This
displays the Client Information dialog box.
Figure 11-25 Client Information
3.
Type the client’s information. The Name must match that of local GV-System.
4.
Click OK.
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Creating a User Account
The Authentication Server administrator can create user accounts with different access rights to an
assigned group of GV-Systems.
1.
Click the Account Setup button (No.3, Figure 11-24) and select Password Setup to display the
Password Setup window. The window is the same as the Password Setup window in Main System,
except the following section.
Figure 11-26 Password Setup
2.
To create and edit a user account, refer to Account and Password in Chapter 1.
3.
To grant the user access to a group of client GV-Systems:
a.
Click the Group Setting button in the window. The Valid Group List window appears.
b.
Click the New Group button. The DVR Group Information window appears.
c. Name the DVR group, and select the desired GV-Systems into the group.
d.
Go back to the Password Setup window. Use the Valid Group drop-down list to select the
created DVR group.
Figure 11-27
Note: In the Password Setup window of Authentication Server, the Fast Backup & Restore tab is
not available.
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Importing Groups and Users from Active Directory
To avoid creating user accounts manually, you can import groups and users from Microsoft’s Active
Directory to Authentication Server. You will need to install Active Directory on a W indows Server 2008
and set up users into groups the Active Directory before following the steps below.
Note:
1.
This feature only supports Windows Server 2008.
2.
User accounts in Active Directory need to be grouped into Groups settings first, because only
groups can be imported into Authentication Server.
1.
Click the Account Setup button (No.3, Figure 11-24) and select AD Setup to access the active
directory setup page. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-28
2.
Under Source Database, select Active Directory to enable the function.
3.
To connect to the server with Active Directory:
a.
Type the Server IP Address and the Port number of the server.
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To log into the server using your current login information, select Connect with the current
login information. To log into the server using the login information of its administrator, select
Connect with administrator login information and type the User Name and Password.
c.
4.
Click Test Connection to see if you can connect to the server with Active Directory.
To assign groups in Active Directory to User, Poweruser or Supervisor authority levels:
a.
Click the Assign Authority Level button. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-29
b.
Select the groups detected in Active Directory from the left side and use the arrow buttons
to assign the groups to User, Poweruser or Supervisor level.
c.
5.
Click OK. The user data will be imported into the Password Setup window.
To automatically update changes to user data in Active Directory, select Auto Update and type
the update frequency in minutes.
6.
To manually reload user data, click the Reload User Data button. Note that the current user data
will be removed.
7.
Click OK and restart Authentication Server to apply the settings.
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Starting the Server
To configure the server and start the service, follow these steps:
1.
Click the Server Setup button (No. 4, Figure 11-24). This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-30 Sever Setup
2.
Under Security Setting, type the Authorized ID and Authorized Password which will be used for
the client GV-System to log into the Authentication Server.
3.
Click OK to apply the settings.
4.
Click the Start/Stop Service button (No. 5, Figure 11-24) to start the services.
You can optionally configure the following settings before starting the Authentication Server:
[Network Setting]
 Server Port: The default port number is 3663. To use UPnP for automatic port configuration to
your router, click the Arrow button. For details, see UPnP Settings in Chapter 8.
 Automatic Failover Support: You can configure another two Authentication Servers in case of
the primary Authentication Server failure. Once the primary server fails, the second or the third
server will take over the connection from clients and provide uninterrupted services. Note the
settings of Authorized ID and Authorized Password on the failover server must match those of the
primary server. To set up the failover server, you can use the Export Account function in the Exit
button.
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Note: Once the primary Authentication Server is ready to resume the services, it is required to close
the failover Authentication Server so the connection from clients can move back to the primary.
[Security Setting]
 Enhance network security: Enhances network security on Authentication Server. Note after you
enable the option, the client GV-System of version 7 or earlier cannot connect to the
Authentication Server.
 Enable IP White List: Click Edit to create a list of IP addresses allowed to connect to
Authentication Server.
[Server Setting]
 Auto start service upon server startup: Starts automatically the service when Windows starts.
 Notify when DVR disconnected from server: Notifies the Authentication Server with a pop-up
window when the GV-System and Authentication Server loss connection.
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Connecting GV-System to the Server
To configure the GV-System in order to access the Authentication Server remotely through a network
connection, follow these steps:
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to System Configure, select Password
Setup, and then select Remote Authentication Setup. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-31
 Enable Remote Authentication: Enable the connection with the Authentication Server.
 Allow local supervisors to disable Remote Authentication System: Allows the local
supervisor to stop the Authentication application when the connection with the Authentication
Server fails. Note if the option is disabled and the connection with the Authentication Server
fails, the local supervisor will not be able to log into the GV-System and the dialog box won’t
be accessible until connection resumes.
 Allow users to use local account to log in remote applications: Allows the local users to
access other remote applications with their previous password and ID settings when the
connection with the Authentication Server fails.
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Click the Set Up Server button in Figure 11-30. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-32
3.
Enter the IP address and port of the Authentication Server. Type the Authorized ID and
Authorized Password of the Authentication Server (Figure 11-30).
4.
Click OK to start the connection. When the connection is established, the previous password
settings in the GV-System will be invalid.
5.
Press [L] on the keyboard to call up the Login dialog box. The icon
indicates the connection
is established.
Figure 11-33
As long as the Authentication Sever is working, every time when you start the GV-System, the Login
dialog box will appear. Enter the user account created on the Authentication Server to log into the
server.
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appears on the Login dialog box (Figure 11-33), there might
be one of these three reasons:
1.
The login ID and Password do not match any of user IDs and Passwords created on the
Authentication Server.
2.
The client’s given name (Figure 11-25) doesn’t match the GV-System’s.
3.
The network connection has traffic problem.
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Remote Access from Control Center, Remote E-Map
and MultiView
The Authentication Server allows you to restrict users of E-Map Server, Control Center, and MultiView
to access specific DVR hosts and cameras only. Instead of connecting to DVR hosts directly, the user
of E-Map Server, Control Center and MultiView will connect to the Authentication Server using the user
account you created on the Authentication Server.
You must first set up remote authentication on E-Map Server and Control Center. After E-Map Server,
Control Center and MultiView are connected to the Authentication Server, the user will be prompted to
log in with the user ID and password you created on the Authentication Server. Once logged in, a list of
DVR hosts authorized to the user account will be displayed, and the user will be able to view the
assigned cameras.
Setting Authentication Server
You need to create and arrange E-Map Servers and Control Servers under their separate lists on the
Authentication Server window (Figure 11-24). Type the name and information of the E-Map Server or
Control Center in the Client Information dialog box. The name does not need to match the location
name of the E-Map Server or Control Center.
Accessing from E-Map Server
The E-Map Server can access the user account setting of the Authentication Server.
1.
In the E-Map Server window, click Tools on the menu bar, and select Options. This dialog box
appears.
Figure 11-34
2.
Select Use Remote Authentication. If you want the Authentication Server service started
automatically at W indows startup, select Automatic. Keep the Port 80 as default or change it if
necessary. Click OK.
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Click Tools on the menu bar, and select Remote Authentication. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-35
4.
Type the IP address, authorized ID and authorized password of the Authentication Server. Type
the E-Map Server’s client name created on the Authentication Server. Click OK.
5.
Click the Start Service button on the toolbar to start the E-Map Server.
6.
When you log into the E-Map Server, enter the user ID and password created on the
Authentication Server. A list of assigned GV-System hosts to the user will be displayed.
Accessing from Control Center
The Control Center can access account settings of the Authentication Server.
1.
On the Host List, right-click Host List by ID and select Remote Authentication Setup. A dialog
box appears. See Figure 11-35.
2.
Type the IP address, authorized ID and authorized password of the Authentication Server. Type
the Control Center’s client name created on the Authentication Server. Click OK to enable
connecting to the Authentication Server.
3.
To access the Authentication Server account settings, on the Host List, right-click Host List by ID
and select Get Host List by ID. A dialog box prompts you for ID and password.
4.
Type a user ID and password created on the Authentication Server, and click OK. A list of
assigned GV-System hosts to the user will be displayed.
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Accessing from Multi View Viewer
Once the GV-System is connected to the Authentication Server, you can only enter the user account
created on the Authentication Server to log into the Multi View Viewer. Once you log into the Multi View
successfully, a list of assigned GV-System hosts to the user will be displayed.
Figure 11-36
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Fast Backup and Restore
With the Fast Backup and Restore (FBR) solution, you can change interface skin and customize
features to suit personal preference, as well as back up and restore your configurations in Main
System.
11.6.1
Installing the FBR Program
1. Insert the Software DVD, click Install Guardian Security Solutions Free Utility, select GV-Fast Backup &
Restore
Multicam System, and follow the on-screen instructions.
2.
After the installation is complete, run Fast Backup & Restore Multicam System from the
Windows Start menu. This window appears.
Figure 11-37
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Customizing Logo and Button
You can replace the screen images of Startup Splash, Non-Active Video and Video Lost with your own
images.
Before you start, remember that each screen image has its specified size. Create your own image
according to these specifications:
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Startup Splash: Bit Depth 24, W idth 316, and Height 272.
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Non-Active Video: Bit Depth 24, W idth 720, and Height 576.
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Video Lost: Bit Depth 24, Width 720, and Height 576.
To customize the screen image, follow these steps:
1.
In the FBR window (Figure 11-37), click the Customize Logo and Button icon, select DVR, and
then select Custom Logo. This window appears.
Figure 11-38
2.
Click a desired screen image to be replaced with an imported image.
3.
Exit the FBR program, and start the GV-System to see the change.
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Customizing the Features
Not every feature may be of equal interest to you. You can now specify which features are to be
displayed at system startup.
1.
In the FBR W indow (Figure 11-37), click the Customize Features icon to display this dialog
box.
Figure 11-39
[Devices] Expand this folder, and select the device applications you want to enable in the
GV-System.
[Functions] Expand this folder, and select the functions you want to enable in the GV-System.
The gray checked boxes indicate that the functions are enabled by default. No changes can be
made to these functions.
2.
Click OK to apply the settings.
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Backing up and Restoring Settings
You can back up the configurations you made in Main System, and restore the backup data to the
current system or import it to another GV-System.
Backing up the settings
1.
In the FBR window (Figure 11-37), click the Backup System Settings or Restore Defaults icon,
and select Backup Current System. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-40
2.
Select which settings you want to back up, and press the Next Step button
. The Save As
dialog box appears.
3.
Select the destination drive to store the backup file. When the backup is complete, this message
will appear: Successfully Back up MultiCam System Settings.
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Restoring the System
You can restore the current system with the backup of configuration file. Also, you can copy this
backup file to configure another system with the same settings as the current system.
1.
Open the backup file (*.exe) you previously stored. A valid ID and password are required to
display this window.
Figure 11-41
2.
Click the Restore Multicam System icon, and then select which backup settings you want to
restore.
3.
Press the Next Step button
to start restoring.
4.
When the restoration is complete, this message will appear: Successfully Restore MultiCam
System Settings .
Restoring Defaults
You can choose to restore the system default settings by clicking the Backup System Settings or
Restore Defaults icon, and select Restore Defaults.
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Hot-Swap Recording
The program Media Man Tool provides a hot-swap feature, allowing a non-stop recording. You can add
and remove a hot-swap or portable hard drive to the GV-System without interrupting the monitoring.
When the new drive is added, it will be configured to the recording path automatically.
Additionally, you can back up ViewLog player and database files to play back at any computer.
Note: The hot-swap feature supports the disk capacity of 2 GB at least.
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The Media Man Tool W indow
This program comes with the installation of Main System. Click W indows Start, point to Programs,
select the GV folder and then select Hot Swap HDD Tool. This window will appear.
Figure 11-42
The controls in this window:
No.
Name
Description
1
Exit
Closes or minimizes the Median Man Tool window.
2
View
Refreshes the disk drive status shown in this window.
3
Tools
4
Display Details
Sets up the LED panel and automatically logs in the Media Man Tool
window.
Select the option to view the status and information of the disk drives. For
details, see Viewing Disk Drive Status later in this chapter.
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Viewing Disk Drive Status
To view the detailed information of a drive, check Display Details (No. 4, Figure 11-42) in the desired
drive section. The status window will appear.
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Figure 11-43
The controls on the MediaMan window:
No.
Name
Description
Indicates disk informati o n.
In “Media Type,” two messages may appear :
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1
Disk Properties
LAN: indicates a hard drive is connec ted.
Local: indicates a local hard drive is connected.
In “Status”, three messages may appear:
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Standby: indicates the hard drive already specified as the recording
path.
2
DVR Event Info

Unused: indicates the hard drive not specified as the recording path.

Recording: indicates the files are being recorded to the disk.
Indicates the path, size and number of recorded events; the dates of the
oldest and latest events.
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DVR Database Info Indicates the path, size and number of the ViewLog Event List log files.
4
MDB Info
Indicates the path, size and number of System Log files.
5
Object Index Info
Indicates the path, size and number of Object Index files.
6
ViewLog Info
Indicates the location you have backed up the EZ ViewLog player.
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Note: The DVR Event Info updates every minute. The MDB Info, DVR Database Info, Object Index
Info and ViewLog Info update as data changes.
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Adding a Disk Drive
1.
Click W indows Start, point to Programs, select the GV folder and select Hot Swap HDD Tool.
2.
Insert a hot-swap hard drive or plug a portable hard drive to your computer. This dialog box
appears.
Figure 11-44
3.
Select Add to recording path and select the storage group from the drop-down list.
4.
If there are recording files saved on the hard drive, you may select the options of Delete all
events, Delete all database files or Delete all object index files.
5.
Click OK to automatically configure the hard drive to the recording path.
6.
To verify the hard drive is added successfully, check if the “Status” of the drive displays Standby.
Or in the Main System, click the Configure button, point to System Configure, select General
Setting, click the Set Location button, and then select the Storage Group Folder to confirm the
new recording path.
Tip: To add a local drive to the recording path, right-click the desired drive, select Add for recording
and follow Step 3 to add the drive.
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Removing a Disk Drive
To remove a disk drive from the recording path, right-click the desired drive, and select Remove from
recording path. This dialog box will appear. You can export related database files with the recordings
on the hard drive. You can also export the ViewLog player which allows you to play back the
recordings on any computer.
Figure 11-45
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Export ViewLog Player:
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Export ViewLog with database files: Exports the ViewLog player together with ViewLog
Event List log files (.db files), related to the recordings on the hard drive.
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Export database files only: Exports ViewLog Event List log files (.db files) only if the
ViewLog program already exits on the hard drive.

Export System Log database files: Exports the system log files (.mdb files), related to the
recordings on the hard drive.

Export Object Index files: Exports the Object Index files, related to the recordings on the drive.

[…] button: If you want to change the default folder “Viewlog” created on the hard drive, click the
button.
Note: Removing the hard drive will affect ViewLog database. To restore these events, add the hard
drive back to the system and run Repair Database Utility.
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Logging In Automatically at Startup
To automatically log in and minimize the Media Man Tools window at W indows startup, follow these
steps:
1.
Click Tools on the menu bar, and select Auto login at Windows startup. A dialog box appears.
2.
Type the ID and password of the GV-System for automatic login in the future.
3.
If you want to minimize the Media Man Tools window to the system tray at startup, select Auto
minimize at startup.
4.
Click OK to apply the settings.
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Setting LED Panel
A LED panel on the screen provides a quick indication of the activity status of hard disk drives.
Figure 11-46
LED Color
Description
Gray
No HDD is assigned to this LED.
Green
A HDD is assigned to this LED.
Red
The HDD is full.
Flashing Green
GV-System is recording or the video / audio files are played back in
ViewLog.
Flashing Red
1.
The HDD is recycling.
Click Tools on the menu bar and select Setup LED Panel. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-47
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LED Panel always stays on top: This option makes the LED panel stay on top of other
windows when the Media Man Tools window is minimized.

Synchronize the LED Panel with the LED Device on GV-Hot Swap DVR: This option is
designed for the use of the GV-Hot Swap DVR System. W hen this option is enabled, the
LED device installed on the front panel of the GV-Hot Swap DVR System will synchronize
with the LED panel on the screen.

Enable disk full beep: W hen the hard disk drive is full, the system sounds on. Note this
function only works when the motherboard is equipped or installed with a PC speaker.
2.
By default, only the hard disk drive that stores video and audio files will be assigned to LED. If you
want to re-assign the hard disk drive or assign other drives to LEDs, freely move the hard disk
drive to the desired LED on the tree.
3.
Click OK to apply the settings, and minimize the Media Man Tool window to display the LED panel
on the screen.
4.
If you want to return to the Media Man Tools window, right-click the LED panel and select Switch
to the setup window.
Note:
1.
Because the LEDs are designed to indicate the video and audio files are being written or read, it
is not recommended to assign the HDDs that store log files to the LEDs.
2.
If the HDD that stores log files is assigned to a LED and its LED turns red, make sure the log
files are not being written before you remove it. Otherwise, the log files might be lost during the
removal. For details on storage locations of logs and video/audio files, see Setting Data Storage
in Chapter 1.
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11.8 Backup Server
With Backup Server, the GV-System can back up recorded files to the storage system over Internet.
When the Backup Server is enabled, a copy of recorded files will automatically be backed up to the
storage system.
The Backup Server can support any storage system protocol which can add itself to W indows and be
formatted by W indows Disk Management. The following diagram shows the possible types of storage
systems the Backup Server can support. The Backup Server allows you to select multiple drives, both
local drives or through networking, to be used to back up files.
Network
iSCSI
NAS
Thecus 5200N
Local
GV-System
+ Backup
Server
eSATA
USB
Internal Hard Driver
11.8.1 Adding a Disk Volume
Generally the steps to add a disk volume from a storage system looks something like this:
1.
Assign a disk volume on the storage system for GV-System.
2.
Create an account on the storage system for GV-System.
3.
Build the connection between the storage system and GV-System. Certain storage systems may
require you to install and configure additional program, e.g. iSCSI Initiator, on the computer of
GV-System for building the connection. For this, consult the documentation of your storage
system.
4.
When the disk volume can be detected by W indows, format the disk volume with Window’s Disk
Management as well as a lock disk.
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Steps 1~3 may vary depending on the type of storage system. Ensure the newly added storage drive
can be detected by W indows and be formatted by Disk Management in Computer Management. (To
access the Computer Management window, right-click the My Computer icon on the desk and select
Manage. Go down to Storage and select Disk Management.)
Figure 11-48
Note:
1.
It is recommended that the formatted partition should be Basic disk storage and NTFS file
system if the disk volume is over 32 GB.
2.
For users of the iSCSI storage system, a node name account should only be applied for one
host/computer to use. It is restricted to apply one node name account on different hosts/computers
due to data conflict.
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Enabling Backup Server
Before you activate the Backup Server, ensure the connection between the storage system and
GV-System has been built and newly-added disk volumes have been formatted as well.
1.
On the GV-System, click the Network button (No. 11, Figure 1-2), and select Backup Server.
The Geo Backup Server dialog box appears.
2.
Click the Edit button and select locations to store the backup files.
3.
Select Copy Viewlog to backup drives if you want to copy the ViewLog application to each of
the partition selected.
4.
Click OK.
5.
Click the Login button to connect to the storage system.
Figure 11-49
Note: W hen Copy Viewlog to backup drives is selected, a ViewLog folder and Backup Server
Viewlog.bat will be created in the selected partitions after backup is completed. Double-click
Backup Server Viewlog.bat to run ViewLog and to load the recorded events into ViewLog.
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Advanced Settings
You may want to configure the Backup Server to fit into your own needs. In the Geo Backup Server
dialog box (Figure 11-49), click Advanced. The Advanced Settings dialog box appears.
[General]
You can select the bandwidth speed to ensure the quality connection.
Figure 11-50
[Upload Policy]
 Full Speed: Build the connection at full maximum speed.
 Limit Bandwidth: Specify the desired bandwidth limit in kb/s.
 Smart Detect: Automatically detect the file size and decide the proper bandwidth speed.
[Startup] Automatically starts the Backup Server at W indows startup.
[Recycle] Enable this option to recycle video files.
 Enlarge Recycle Threshold: Recycle threshold is the file size at which the recycling begins. If you
set the recycle threshold to be 2000 MB, recycling starts when free space on the connected disk is
under 2000 MB and the oldest files are overwritten. The upper limit of the recycle threshold is
99999 MB.
[Keep Days (1-999)] Specify the number of days to keep the files from 1 day to 999 days. W hen both
Keep Days and Recycle are enabled, the system applies whichever condition comes first. For
example, if the specified smallest amount of storage space comes earlier than the designated keep
days, then recycle is applied first.
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[Server Settings]
You can select the files of cameras to be backed up, and the notification method when the network is
disconnected.
Figure 11-51

Camera Selection: Selects the files of desired cameras to be backed up.

Disconnection Alerts: Selects the alert methods when the network is disconnected.
 Trigger output: Triggers the specified output module and pin for alerts.
 Send E-mail: An e-mail message is sent out for alerts. Before using this function, click the
Setup button in the E-Mail Setup field to set up an e-mail accoun t.
 Send SMS Message: A SMS message is sent out for alerts. Before using this function, click
the Accounts Settings button in the SMS Setup field to set up a SMS account.
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[Schedule]
You can plan the time to back up the files to the storage system.
Figure 11-52

Any Time: The backup starts whenever there are files to be backed up.

Daily: The backup starts at the set time of a day. Drag the mouse over the timeline to define the
start and end time.

Weekly: The backup can start at any time or the specified time of a week. To specify the time,
select the desired days (Mon – Sun), select Select Time, and then drag the mouse over the
timeline to define the start and end time.
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Manually Adding Files for Backup
Once connected, the files from the GV-System will automatically be backed up to the storage system.
To manually select the files for backup:
1.
Click the Backup Server icon
on the system tray, and then select Add Files. This dialog box
appears.
Figure 11-53
2.
Expand the hard disk drive folders and select the files for backup.
3.
Click OK to start.
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Viewing Server Status
You can access the information of connection activities, backup files and backup data. To view the
information, click the Backup Server icon on the system tray and select Server Status. The Upload
Info dialog box appears.
[Event Log]
This tab shows the history of connection activities. Note that the latest event is always placed on the
top.
Figure 11-54
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[Backup File List]
This tab displays the files being backed up. Click File View to display the backup files by file names or
click Camera View to display the backup files by cameras.
Figure 11-55
Tip: To view the information of the backup file, click the file event.
[Database List]
The related log data, including system log and POS data, will be backed up to storage system with the
recording files. Note that the record only appears on the next day of file transference.
Figure 11-56
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Retrieving Recorded Files
You can retrieve the files from the storage system and play video back.
1.
On the ViewLog screen, click the Tools button (No. 6, Figure 4-2), and select Remote Storage
System. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-57
2.
Click the Get Host List button to enable connecting to the storage system. The DVR icon
appears.
3.
Expand the DVR folder, select the host and click the
button on the top right corner.
4.
After the events stored on the storage system are displayed on the Event List, you can use
ViewLog features for playback.
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Viewing Backup Status
You can view the backup status of each camera. To view the information, click the Backup Server icon
on the system tray and select Backup Status. The Backup File Viewer dialog box appears. In the left
menu, click a camera channel to see the date and time when the recording of the camera was backed
up.
Figure 11-58
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11.9 Backup Viewer
With the Backup Viewer, you can access the video recordings and log data backed up at the storage
system from any computer over the Internet. You can search the log data as well as view, edit and
save the recordings at the local computer.
Backup Viewer
GV-System / Backup Server
Read/Write
Read only
Storage System
11.9.1 Usage Requirements
You must meet the following requirements when building the Backup Viewer and creating the account
on the storage system:

The Backup Viewer is not appropriate to be installed on the computer of Backup Server
(GV-System) due to node/host name conflict.

Create an account of “Read-Only” on the storage system for Backup Viewer.

Build the connection between the storage system and Backup Viewer. Certain storage systems
may require you to install and configure additional program, e.g. iSCSI Initiator, on the computer
of Backup Viewer for building the connection. Consult the documentation of the storage system
for building connection with another computer.
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Starting Backup Viewer
Before you start Backup Viewer, ensure to meet the usage requirements mentioned earlier.
1.
Insert the Software DVD, click Install Guardian Security Solutions Free Utility, select GVBackup Viewer and follow the onscreen instructions.
2.
Run Backup Viewer. The Backup Viewer window (Figure 11-59) appears.
3.
Click the Connect button
on the toolbar to enable connecting Backup Viewer to the storage
system.
Note: W hen installing Backup Viewer on W indows 7 using Typical Installation, a message will pop up
to notify that Microsoft iSCSI Initiator cannot be installed, because W indows 7 comes with built-in
iSCSI Initiator. You can simply ignore the message and proceed with installation.
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11.9.3 Performing Queries
On the iSCSI tab, you can search events or log data stored on the connected storage system.
This feature shares the same GUI and functions with the Event List Query function on W ebCam Server.
For details, see Event List Query in Chapter 8.
iSCSI Tab
Figure 11-59
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Viewing the Event Files
On the ViewLog tab, you can retrieve the recordings from the storage system and play video back.
ViewLog tab
List of available hosts,
cameras and dates
Event List
Playback Window
Figure 11-60
Right-clicking the playback window can change the play mode and create special effects when you
play video back. For details, see Single Player in Chapter 4.
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Using Remote ViewLog
Using the Remote ViewLog function, you can access the data on the GV-System. Click the Remote
ViewLog button
on the toolbar. The Connect to Remote ViewLog Service dialog box appears.
Type the IP address, ID and Password of the GV-System, select DVR in the Host Type field, and click
Connect to enable connecting to the GV-System.
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Bandwidth Control Application
The Bandwidth Control is an independent application that controls and monitors the network traffic of
the W ebCam servers. Its features include:

Manage up to 10 WebCam servers

Get bandwidth usages of every Webcam server and every user

Set bandwidth thresholds for specific users and IP addresses

IP black and white list

Kick unwanted users
Note: The Bandwidth Control application only works on Internet Explorer. If the user logs in the
WebCam server using other browsers, e.g. Netscape and FireFox, the Bandwidth Control cannot
detect and manage the login user. However, the user of other browsers has access to JEPG and live
images only.
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Installing the Bandwidth Control
On the computer you want to install the Bandwidth Control program, insert the Software DVD, click
Install Guardian Security Solutions Free Utility, select GV-Bandwidth Control Client Site, and
follow the onscree n instructions.
2.
After the installation is complete, double-click the Bandwidth Remote Control icon created on the
desktop. The Bandwidth Control window appears.
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Figure 11-61
No.
Name
Description
1
Connection
Builds the connection to a WebCam server.
2
Disconnect
Stops the connection to a WebCam server.
3
Get Control
Obtains the right to remotely control the W ebCam servers.
4
Give Up Control
Ceases controlling the WebCam servers and users.
5
User List
Displays the connected users and their status
6
Bandwidth Record
Displays the network traffic in graph display.
7
Event Log
Records activities of WebCam servers and users.
8
Host List
Displays all WebCam servers to be connected.
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Allowing Remote Control at DVR
The network traffic of WebCam server can be controlled when the DVR permits the remote control
from the Bandwidth Control program by the following steps:
1.
Click the Network button (No.11, Figure 1-2), and select WebCam Server.
2.
On the General tab, select the Run Bandwidth Control server option. W hen this option is
enabled, on the Control Center Server option list, the “Bandwidth Control Service” is marked with
a check.
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Connecting to a WebCam Server
Click Host on the menu bar, and select Connection. Or you can click the Connection button on
the toolbar. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-62
2.
To add a WebCam server to be connected to, click Add.
3.
Type host name, IP addresses, user name and password of the W ebCam server. Modify the port
if necessary.
4.
Click OK. If the connection is established, the W ebCam server shows up in the Host List.
5.
You can add up to 10 WebCam servers by repeating above steps.
6.
To stop the connection, select the host and click the Disconnect button.
7.
Up to 5 users of the Bandwidth Control programs can connect to a single WebCam server for
network traffic monitoring. However, only one user has access to bandwidth settings. W hen this
user clicks the Give Up Control button, the user no longer controls the WebCam server.
Whoever clicks the Get Control button first has access to bandwidth settings. For bandwidth
settings, see Controlling a WebCam Server later in this chapter.
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Controlling a WebCam Server
To disconnect a login user or set the bandwidth limit for a user, right-click the user to have these
options:
Figure 11-63

Kick: Disconnects the user from the WebCam server.

Block IP: Prohibits the IP address from connecting to the WebCam server. To use the function,
the Enable IP Black List option (Figure 11-66) must be selected first.

Bandwidth Setup: Select By Username to specify a bandwidth limit for the user, or select By IP
to limit the bandwidth used by the IP address. A setup dialog box will appear. In this example, an
IP address is selected for bandwidth limit setup. Select Bandwidth Setup, specify a bandwidth
limit, and then click OK.
Figure 11-64
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Bandwidth Setup
You can specify the total bandwidth allocated to a W ebCam server. You can also specify the bandwidth
for certain users and IP addresses. This is especially useful when your network is busy or heavily
loaded.
1.
Click Configure on the menu bar, and select Bandwidth Setup. A dialog box prompts for you to
select a host.
2.
Select the desired W ebCam server, and click OK. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-65

Bandwidth limit: Select this option, and define the total bandwidth that the W ebCam server
will be allowed to use on your network.

By IP: Click the Add button, and specify a specific IP address or a range of IP addresses and
its bandwidth limit.

By Username: Click the Add button, and specify the user name and its bandwidth limit.
Note: If you have already specified the total bandwidth to a W ebCam server, it is prioritized before
the bandwidth limits set to user names and IP addresses.
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Block List Setup
Two types of block lists are provided to restrict access to a W ebCam server: permitting and denying a
specified range of IP address to establish the connection. Note that only one type of block list can be
used at one time.
1.
Click Configure on the menu bar, and select IP White / Black List Setup. A dialog box prompts
for you to select a host.
2.
Select the desired W ebCam server, and click OK. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-66
3.
Select the type of block list you want to use, and click Add to define the IP addresses.
 Enable IP White list: Allows the defined range of IP addresses to establish the connection.
 Enable IP Black list: Prohibits the defined range of IP addresses from establishing the
connection.
4.
Click OK to apply the settings.
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General Setup
You can set up sound alarm when a user logs in, or change the real-time graph display of network
traffic. Click Configure on the menu bar and select General Setup. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-67
 User Login Alarm: Computer alarm sounds on when a user logs in.
 Bandwidth: Sets the color of bandwidth wave.
 Grid Line: Sets the color of the grid lines of graph.
 Background: Sets the background color of the graph.
 Default: Sets the color of graph display at default.
 Number of Grid Line: Use the drop-down list to select how many grid lines to be displayed.
When you click the Bandwidth Record tab in the Bandwidth Control window, you can view the
network traffic in graph.
Figure 11-68
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Report Generator
With the Report Generator, you can generate a daily or weekly report based on the specified recording
data. The report can be either generated manually or automatically by schedule. The report is availabl e
in two types of formats: MDB and HTML. You can save the report on the hard disk, send it to a
specified e-mail address or have it to be dealt in both ways. If the reports indicate the video recordings
of events, you can play them back via Internet connection.
11.11.1
1.
Starting Report Generator
The Report Generator program is included in the installation of Main System. Double-click
ReportGenerator.exe from the GV folder.
2.
The program will be minimized to the system tray. Double-click the
icon to run the program.
3.
Type the ID and password of the GV-System when you are prompted to log in.
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Setting Report Generator
In the Report Generator dialog box, click the Advanced Setting tab.
Figure 11-69
[Startup]

Auto startup when Windows startup: Select this option to start Report Generator automatically
at W indows startup.

Minimize UI: Select this option to minimize the Report Generator after it is started.
[Day Definition of Report] Define the time period of data to be included in the report.

The previous day: The report is generated on the previous day’s data.

24 hours before execution time: The report is generated on the data from 24 hours before
report generation.
[Report]

Keep Days: If you generate reports to the hard disk, specify the number of days to keep the
report files. Up to 30 days of files can be kept. To generate reports to the hard disk, see Step 4 in
Setting Report Criteria later in this chapter.
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[Domain name from DDNS] This option will generate URL links in the exported HTML report for
remote video playback. For this function to work, enter the fixed IP address or domain name of the
GV-System, and enable Remote ViewLog Service on the GV-System. To obtain a domain name, see
Dynamic DNS earlier in this chapter. For details on remote playback, see Playing Back Video
Recordings later in this chapter.
[Event Log Settings]

Auto Import: Specify the number of days of Report Generator logs to be displayed when the
Event Log is started. Up to seven days of data can be displayed.

Keep Days: Specify the number of days to keep Report Generator logs. The logs can be kept for
up to 365 days.

Log Path: Select the location to store Report Generator logs.
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Setting Report Criteria
You can create up to 300 reports (Jobs) with different criteria.
1.
In the Report Generator dialog box, click the Program Report tab.
Figure 11-70
2.
In the Job field, type a descriptive name for the report.
3.
Select the types of events you want to include in the report. To set up specific criteria, click the
Filter button beside each option.
[System MDB]

Monitor: Includes the events of motion and I/O events.

System: Includes the events of functions enabled and disabled in GV-System.

Login: Includes the events of who has logged in and out of GV-System and W ebCam
Server at what time.

Counter: Includes the events of and result of GV-System’s counter function.
[POS MDB] Select the cameras for searching POS event.
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In the Action Select field, select how the report is accessed.

Save to HD: Select this option to save the report on the hard disk. Click the Setting button
to display this dialog box.
Figure 11-71
Click Select to specify the storage location, and use the drop-down list to select a report
format. If you want to create a self-executable file of the report, select Create a
self-executable file.

E-Mail: Select this option to send the report to an e-mail address as an attachment. Click the
Setting button to set up the e-mail account and attachment.
For details on setting up the e-mail account, see Setting Email Server in Chapter 1.
For details on setting up the attachment, see E-Mail Attachment Settings later in this
chapter.
5.
In the Execution Method drop-down list, choose the way and time to generate the report.

Everyday: Automatically generates daily reports at a specific time. Specify the time by using
the Select Time drop-down list.

Sun - Sat: Automatically generates reports on the selected day (Sun to Sat) and at a
specific time. Specify the time by using the Select Time drop-down list.
To select the days of data to be included in the report, click the desired day buttons.
Figure 11-72
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Manual daily: Manually generates a daily report.

If you select The Previous day on the Advanced Setting tab (Figure 11-69), the report
will be generated on the data of one day before your specified date. For example, you
enter “12/10/2007” in the Select Date drop-down list. The report is generated on the
data of 9th December 2007.

If you select 24 hours before execution time on the Advanced Setting tab (Figure
11-69), the report will be generated on the data of 24 hours before your specified date
and time. Specify the date and time by using the Select Date and Select Time
drop-down lists.

Manual Weekly: Manually generates a weekly report.

If you select The Previous day on the Advanced Setting tab (Figure 11-69), the
generated report will contain the data of 7 days before your specified date. For
example, you enter “12/10/2007” in the Select Date drop-down list. The report is
generated on the date from December 3rd to 9th in 2007.
To select the days of data to be included in the report, click the desired day buttons.
See Figure 11-72.

If you select 24 hours before execution time on the Advanced Setting tab (Figure
11-69), the generated report will contain the data of 7 days counting back on your
specified date and time. Specify the date and time by using the Select Date and
Select Time drop-down lists. For example, if you enter “12/10/2007” and “01:00”, the
report is generated on the time from 01:00 am, December 10th to 01:00 am, December
4th, 2007.
To select the days of data to be included in the report, click the desired day buttons.
See Figure 11-72.
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E-Mail Attachment Settings
After you set up the e-mail account to receive the reports as e-mail attachments, you can also set up
the attachment limits to avoid sending out large files.
1.
On the Program Report tab, select E-mail and click the Setting button beside. This dialog box
appears.
Figure 11-73
2.
In the Attach File Select field, use the Export file type drop-down list to select Html or MDB as a
file format. If you want to create a self-executable file of the report, select Create a
self-executable file.
3.
Select Attach File Limit, and decide the size limit of the attached file. Set the limit between 1 MB
and 10 MB.
4.
Select one of these options to set the attachment condition.

The attached files exceeding the size limit will not be sent: W hen the attached report file
exceeds the size limit, the e-mail will not be sent.

The attached files are automatically split and sent out in multiple e-mails: If the
attached file exceeds the size limit, it will be automatically split and sent out in multiple
e-mails. Note this option cannot apply to the report files in .mdb format.
For details on setting Mail Server, see Setting Email Server in Chapter 1.
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Playing Back Video Recordings
In a HTML format report, the video recordings can be played back with the Remote ViewLog function.
Ensure the Remote ViewLog Service is enabled on the GV-System that owns those recordings.
1.
Open a report and click the desired video icon.
Video icon
Figure 11-74
2.
If the Domain name from DDNS option on the Advanced Setting tab (Figure 11-69) is not
selected, this dialog box will appear.
Figure 11-75
3.
Type the IP or domain name, ID and password of the GV-System, and then click Connect for
playback.
Figure 11-76
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You can change the play mode and create special effects on the video by right-clicking on the
playback window. For details on the playback window, see Single Player in Chapter 4.
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Viewing Event Log
All Report Generator events are recorded to the event log. To view the event log, in the Report
Generator dialog box, click the Event Log tab. All events are displayed in descending order.
For the related settings of the event log, see Event Log Settings in Setting Up Report Generator earlier
in this chapter.
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Spot Monitor Controller
GV-Combo Card (GV-1120 / 1280 / 1480) and GV-Combo A Card (GV-1120A / 1280A / 1480 A)
come equipped with a TV output allowing you to connect one spot monitor or TV monitor to the
computer. W ith the Spot Monitor Controller, you can define the screen divisions, set the channel
sequence of each scanned page and adjust video images on the additional monitor.
11.12.1
Spot Monitor Controller
To start the Spot Monitor Controller, follow these steps:
1.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), select Accessories, select DSP Spot Monitor,
and select Spot Monitor Setup. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-77
2.
Select Use DSP as Spot Monitor at next Startup, and click OK.
3.
Restart the GV-System.
4.
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), select Accessories, select DSP Spot Monitor,
and select Spot Monitor Controller. The Spot Monitor Controller window appears.
Note: W hen the DSP Spot Monitor Control feature is enabled, DSP Overlay will be disabled in the
Main System.
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[Advanced Layout]
Figure 11-78 Spot Monitor Controller

Spot x: The drop-down list is available when the GV-System is equipped with two video capture
cards and connects two additional monitors. Select Spot 1 to configure the screen display on the
first monitor, and Spot 2 for the second monitor.

DIV 1-16: Screen division option.

Right Arrow button: Sets the channel sequence of each scanned page. Up to 16 scanned pages
can be configured. Click the button to display this dialog box.
Figure 11-79 Page Setting
 Screen Division: Displays the channel sequence. You can modify the sequence by typing
the number directly on each division.
 < > buttons: Navigate pages.
 Empty page: Clears up the channel sequence of the open page.
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[Video Setting]
Figure 11-80
[Spot X] See the same option in the Advanced Layout tab.
[Video Attribute] Select a desired camera from the drop-down list to adjust image attributes, such as
Brightness, Contrast, Hue and Saturation.
[Video Enable] Select the desired cameras for display on another monitor.
[Scan Setting] Enter the interval between the scanned pages. Select Auto if you want to
automatically scan the cameras or Manual to scan at your own speed.
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Spot Monitor Panel
With the Spot Monitor Panel, you can switch screen divisions and channels as well as starting and
stopping page scan immediately. On the Main System, click the TV-Out button
. This panel
appears.
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2
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Figure 11-81
The controls on the DSP Spot Monitor Panel:
No.
Name
1
Spot x
Description
Spot 1 is for screen display on the first monitor, and Spot 2 for that on the
second monitor.
2
Scan
Automatically or manually rotates channels and stops rotation.
3
Previous Page
Goes to the pervious page of the scanned pages.
4
Next Page
Goes to the next page of the scanned pages.
5
Exit
Closes the Spot Monitor Panel.
7
Switch
Opens or closes the channel menu.
8
Channel Menu
Displays the desired channel for single view.
9
Screen Division
Sets screen divisions to 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 16.
10
Zoom Esc
After single view, click this button to restore the first scanned page, but
restore the last channel when the screen division is set to 1.
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Quad Spot Monitor Controller
The Controller integrates the GV-Multi Quad Card with TV monitor (spot monitor) applications. It
features:

Up to 5 TV monitors can be controlled.

TV Monitor 1 supports up to 16 screen divisions, and TV Monitor 2 to TV Monitor 5 support 1 and
4 divisions.

Different screen divisions can be set up on each monitor.

The channel sequence of screen divisions is user-defined.
Note:
1.
This function is only supported in GV-Video Capture Cards with GV-Multi Quad Card, which
include GV-600A / 650A / 800A / 1120A / 1240A / GV-1480A.
2.
The Controller does not support the videos from IP devices. To export videos from IP devices,
refer to the Digital Matrix section later in this chapter.
11.13.1
Setting the Controller
Click the Configure button (No. 14, Figure 1-2), point to Accessories, and select Quad Spot
Monitors Setup. The TV Quad Setting dialog box appears.

In the General Setting tab, you can modify Video Format and Video Attribute for all TV monitors.

In the TV tabs (TV1 to TV5), you can set up the following configurations for each TV monitor.
Figure 11-82
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[Video Enable] Check or uncheck the desired channels displayed on monitor screen.
[Scan Setting]

Interval: Enter the interval between the scanned pages (see Figure 11-80 for the scanned page).
Set the time between 1 and 999 seconds.

Scan by: Select Auto to scan the channels automatically or Manual to scan at your speed.
[Setting]

Camera Popup: See Setting Pop-up Views below.

TV Setting: Click the Setting button to display this dialog box.
Figure 11-83
Press the 4 direction buttons (U, L, R and D) to adjust the positions of the divisions on the monitor
screen.
To display the camera number on the TV monitor, check the Show Camera Number option. To
display the camera numbers on all connected TV monitors, check the Show Camera Number
option, and then click the finger button.
To change the color of the camera number indicator on the TV monitor, use the Color drop-down
list to select the desired color.
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[DIV 1-16] In the TV Quad Setting window (Figure 11-82), there are screen division options. You can
modify the channel sequence by typing the number directly on each division. Click OK or Apply
Current TV Setting to apply your configurations.

Right Arrow Button: Sets the channel sequence of each scanned page. Click the arrow button
to display this dialog box.
Figure 11-84
 Screen Division: Displays the channel sequence. You can modify the sequence by typing the
number directly on each division.
 < > Buttons: Navigates pages.
 Empty page: Clears up the channel sequence on the open page.
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Setting Pop-up Views
The pop-up camera views on the screen notify users of the current event, whether it is motion or I/O
devices being triggered. You can decide to have pop-up cameras on computer screen, TV monitor or
both together.
Activating Pop-up Views
1.
In the TV Quad Setting window, click the desired TV tab.
2.
Click the Setting button of Camera Popup. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-85
3.
Set the Dwell Time and Interrupt Interval.

Dwell Time: Specify the amount of time a pop-up view remains on the monitor screen when
an event occurs. Set the dwell time between 1 and 120 seconds.

Interrupt Interval: Specify the interval between pop-up views when events occur. Set the
time interval between 1 and 60 seconds.
4.
To be alarmed with a pop-up view whenever movement occurs in the video image, select the
desired cameras to be popped up in the Camera Motion Invoke section.
5.
To be alarmed with a pop-up view when input devices are triggered, select input module and use
the drop-down list to select the desired camera to be popped up.
6.
Click OK to apply the settings.
Tip: All cameras can be repetitively setup on different TV monitors. If one camera is selected on
more than one TV monitors, it can be set with different alert events.
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Displaying TV Quad Panel
On the main screen, click the TV-Out button
. This panel will appear.
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Figure 11-86
The controls on the TV Quad Panel:
No.
Name
Description
1
Monitor
Selects the monitor to be controlled.
2
Scan
Automatically or manually rotates channels, and stops rotation.
3
Screen Division
Sets screen divisions. Only TV 1 can support screen divisions up to 16,
and TV 2 to TV 5 supports 1 or 4 screen divisions.
4
Channel Menu
Displays the desired channel for single view.
5
Exit
Closes the TV Quad Panel.
6
Previous Page
Scans the previous page.
7
Next Page
Scans the next page.
8
Settings
Displays the TV Quad Setting window.
9
Switch
Displays or hides the channel menu.
10
Zoom Esc
After single view, click this button to return to the first scanned page or
return to the last channel when the screen division is set to 1.
Note: If the DSP Spot Monitor function is enabled at the same time with the Quad Spot Monitors, the
TV-Out button has two options: Spot Monitor Panel and TV Quad Panel. Select the desired panel to be
displayed on the screen.
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Digital Matrix
To create more screen space to display multiple channels, such as 32 channels, Digital Matrix is thus
introduced to provide a way to view and manage up to 8 monitor displays.
The monitor of the computer where you configure the settings and control is called the “primary
monitor” and up to 7 additional monitors can be connected with. Additional graphic cards are required
to install multiple monitors. Most graphic cards now support dual monitors at least. To connect up to 8
monitors, you may need 4 graphic cards installed in the computer of GV-System.
The Digital Matrix includes these features:
 Live view: You can set different live views and screen divisions for each monitor.
 Automatic channel scan: You can set up to 16 scanned pages with different screen divisions and
channels for each monitor.
 Pop-up Alert: You can be alerted by pop-up live videos when motion is detected or I/O devices
are triggered.
11.14.1
Activating Multiple Monitors
Use W indows Display Properties to activate multiple monitors. Here we use W indows XP to illustrate
the steps of configuration.
1.
Right-click the desktop, click Properties and click the Settings tab. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-87
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Click the Display list. If you do not see multiple monitors listed, check if your additional monitors
are connected with the computer properly.
3.
Select the primary monitor from the list, and select Use This Device as the Primary Monitor.
4.
Select additional monitors from the list, and select Extend my Windows desktop onto this
monitor for each monitor.
5.
Click Identify. W indows XP displays a large number to identify your monitors. Drag and drop the
monitor icons to match the physical arrangement of your monitors.
6.
Click OK.
7.
Start the GV-System, click Configure, click Accessories, select Digital Matrix Setting, select
monitors from the Display list and select Activate for each monitor. For example, if you install 7
additional monitors, you need to activate Display 1 to Display 7 one by one.
8.
Click Apply. Your additional monitors should now display the channels seen on the primary
monitor. See the figure below for example.
Primary Monitor
(Monitor 1)
Monitor 2
Monitor 3
Monitor 4
Figure 11-88
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Setting Live View
You can set different live views and screen divisions for each monitor.
1.
On the main screen, click Configure, click Accessories, and select Digital Matrix Setting. This
dialog box appears.
Figure 11-89
2.
Use the Display list to select the monitor to be configured.
3.
Select Screen Division.
4.
Drag and drop the camera numbers to the desired positions on the divisions. To clear the
assignment, drag and drop the “C” icon to that position.
5.
Select Live Mode.
6.
Repeat above steps to configure other monitors.
7.
Click OK to apply the settings.
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Setting Scanned Pages
You can set up to 16 scanned pages with different screen divisions and channels for each monitor.
1.
Use the Display list to select the monitor to be configured.
2.
In the upper-left column, expand the Matrix folder tree, and then click Page 1. This page appears.
Figure 11-90
3.
Select Activate Page 1 Scan.
4.
Select Screen Division.
5.
Drag and drop the camera numbers to the desired positions on the divisions. To clear the
assignment, drag and drop the “C” icon to that position.
6.
Specify Dwell Time for how long this scanned page remains on the monitor.
7.
Repeat Steps 2 to 5 to configure more scanned pages for the specific monitor.
8.
Repeat Steps 1 to 7 to configure scanned pages for other monitors.
9.
In the upper-left column, click the Matrix icon and return to Figure 11-89.
10. Select Auto Scan.
11. Click OK to start scanning among pages.
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Setting Pop-up Alert
You can be alerted by pop-up live videos when motion is detected or I/O devices are triggered.
1.
Use the Display list to select the monitor to be configured.
2.
In the upper-left column, click Event Popup. This page appears.
Figure 11-91
 Motion Trigger: The live video of selected cameras pops up when motion is detected.
 I/O Trigger: The live video of assigned camera pops up when the selected input device is
triggered.
 Popup Dwell Time: Specify the amount of time that a pop-up live video remains in the
foreground.
 Popup Interruption Interval: Specify the interval between camera pop-ups. This option is
useful when several cameras are activated for pop-up alert at the same time.
3.
Use the Display list to select other monitors for setup.
4.
After above settings, click the Matrix icon and return to Figure 11-89.
5.
Select Event Popup Mode. Then select Fixed Position of Camera or Random Position of
Camera. For these two options, see Setting Pop-up Positions section below.
6.
Click OK.
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Start monitoring. W hen motion is detected or the input device is triggered, the live video will pop
up for alert.
Setting Pop-up Positions
When you select Random Position of Camera, you can decide the positions for pop-up cameras.
 Fixed Position of Camera: The cameras pop up in their assigned positions. To assign positions,
select Screen Division. Then drag and drop the cameras number to the desired potions on the
divisions.
 Random Position of Camera: The positions of pop-up cameras are based on the sequence order
of triggers. There are two modes for this position:
1.
Cascade Mode: This mode can avoid the same cameras popping up on different monitors.
This is suggested to be used when multiple monitors are placed close to each other.
Example:
Camera 1, Camera 2, Camera 3, Camera 4 and Camera 5 are assigned for alert popup on
both Monitor 1 and Monitor 2. Monitor 1 is set at 4 screen divisions. W hen the five cameras
are triggered at same time, the first 4 cameras show up on Monitor 1 and the 5th on Monitor
2.
1
2
3
4
Monitor 1
2.
5
Monitor 2
Parallel Mode: This mode allows the same cameras simultaneously pop up on different
monitors. This is suggested to be used when multiple monitors are placed in separate rooms.
Example:
Camera 1, Camera 2, Camera 3 and Camera 4 are assigned for pop-up upon motion
detection on both Monitor 1 and Monitor 2. W hen the four cameras are triggered at the same
time, they will show up simultaneously on both Monitor 1 and Monitor 2.
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2
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2
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4
Monitor 1
Monitor 2
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Setting Live View with Pop-up Alert
You can set a different live view mode with pop-up alert together for each monitor. When alert events
occur, the live video of the associated camera will pop up on the assigned monitor to replace its live
view mode.
1.
To configure live view mode, follow the instructions in Setting Live View earlier in this chapter.
2.
To configure pop-up alert, in the upper left column, click Event Popup. Figure 11-91 appears.
3.
Configure Motion Trigger, I/O Trigger, Popup Dwell Time and Popup Interruption Interval for
each monitor. For details see Setting Pop-up Alert earlier in this chapter.
4.
Click the Matrix icon and return to Figure 11-89. Ensure the Live Mode option is selected.
5.
Click OK. The live view mode you configured for each monitor is displayed.
6.
Start monitoring. W hen alert events occur, the associated camera will pop up on the desired
monitor.
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Controlling Screen Display
During Digital Matrix operations of page scan or alert popup on other monitors, you can instantly
suspend the predefined task on a monitor, and change its screen divisions or remain on specific
channels when you spot suspicious events.
1.
On the main screen, click ViewLog and select Digital Matrix Channel Lock. This dialog box
appears.
Figure 11-92
2.
Use the Display list to select the monitor to be configured.
3.
Select Lock Channel at Display to control the specific monitor.
4.
Select one of the three options:

Pause Event Popup or Page Scan: Suspends alert popup and page scan operations.

Drag and Drop Camera No. to the Screen Division: Displays desired camera channels.
Use the Division list to select the screen divisions. Drag and drop the camera numbers to the
desired positions on the divisions. To clear the assignment, drag and drop the “C” icon to that
position.

5.
Go to Defined Page: Displays a specific scan page.
Click Apply or OK to apply the settings.
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11.15 GIS Recording
GV-System can record the video along with GPS data of its own and the connected IP devices. W ith
the recorded GPS data, you can view the recordings simultaneously with the GPS locations of
GV-System and connected IP devices on Google Maps, Microsoft Virtual Earth, OpenStreetMap or
self-defined maps.
If you are the user of GV-GIS monitoring station, the GPS data collected from either GV-System or
from connected IP devices can also be sent to the GV-GIS for central monitoring.
11.15.1 Setting the GPS Receiver
To record the GPS location data of GV-System, GV-GPS USB Receiver is required to connect to the
local computer. Also, you need to run the GeoGISClient program in the background to receive the
GPS data from the GPS receiver.
1.
Run GeoGISClient.exe from the GV folder. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-93
2.
To add the GPS receiver to the GV-System, click the
button and click the GPS Receiver tab.
This dialog box appear s .
Figure 11-94
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Select the COM Port the GPS receiver is connected to and click Test to detect the device. Select
Baud Rate of the GPS receiver (refer to the documentation of the GPS receiver). Specify the
time in seconds for the frequency to update the GPS data. Then click OK.
4.
Click the
button to start receiving GPS data from the GPS receiver.
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Recording GPS Locations of GV-System
After configuring the GPS receiver on GV-System as mentioned earlier, you can enable the GIS
function to record videos with GPS locations of GV-System.
1.
To enable the GIS function of GV-System, click the Configure button on the main screen, select
Accessories and select Enable Local GIS.
2.
Start monitoring. The GPS data of GV-System will be recorded with the video.
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Recording GPS Locations of the IP Device
If the connected IP device is also equipped with and enabled for the GPS function, you can choose to
record videos with GPS locations of the IP device.
1.
To record the GPS data of a remote IP device, ensure the GPS function on the IP device is
enabled.
2.
Right-click the IP device listed on the IP Device Setup window and select GIS Setting.
3.
Select Enable GIS Data to receive the GPS data from the IP device.
Figure 11-95
4.
To enable the GIS function of GV-System, click the Configure button on the main screen, select
Accessories and select Enable Local GIS.
5.
Start monitoring. The GPS data of the IP device will be recorded with its own video.
Note:
1.
If the GIS function of GV-System is not enabled at Step 4, the GPS data of the IP device will not
be recorded on GV-System.
2.
If the remote GIS function of the IP device is not enabled at Step 3, the video of the IP device
will be recorded with the GPS data of GV-System, instead of the GPS data of the IP device.
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Viewing GPS Locations during Playback
To play back the recorded GPS locations with videos, follow the steps below.
1.
On the ViewLog window, click the Tools button and click Select Map API to select a map API
(Application Program Interface). This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-96
2.
Under Please Select a Map API, select a Map API..
3.
To play back GPS data, click the Tools button and select Display GIS Window. The first-time
user will be prompted for a License Agreement. Read through the license terms before you click I
understand and agree to continue.
4.
Select the events with GPS data from the Video Event list, select the desired video mode, and
click the Play button to start.
Figure 11-97
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Note:
1.
If you like to use the maps created yourself, overwrite the files at
:\GV folder\GIShtm-Us er, and select User Defined from the “Please Select a Map API”
drop-down list (Figure 11-96).
2.
If you are the paid-client of Google Maps, select Client from the “Please enter the map
authorization key or license key” drop-down list; otherwise select Key.
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Sending GPS Data to the GV-GIS
You can configure up to 4 GV-GIS stations to receive the GPS data of the GV-System and connected
IP devices simultaneously.
Sending Only GPS Data of the GV-System
To send only GPS data of GV-System to the GV-GIS station, follow the steps below. On the GV-GIS
station, a Mobile Host account for GV-System needs to be created first.
1.
To allow the remote access from GV-GIS to GV-System, enable Control Center Server from the
Network button on the main screen.
2.
Click the
button on the GV-GIS Client window (Figure 11-93). This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-98
3.
In the GPS Data Source Selection section, select GPS Receiver.
4.
In the Connection Information section, type the IP address of GV-GIS. Keep the default port value
of 3356, or modify it if necessary.
5.
In the Account for GPS Receiver to Connect GV-GIS Server section, type login ID and password
already created on GV-GIS for GV-System.
6.
Click OK.
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To create connection to other GV-GIS stations, double-click # 2 to # 4 columns on the GV-GIS
Client window and configure the connection information by following above steps.
8.
To start connecting to GV-GIS, click the
button. The GPS data of GV-System will be sent to
GV-GIS.
Sending GPS Data of both GV-System and Connected IP Devices
You can not only send the GPS data of GV-System to the GV-GIS station, but also those of connected
IP devices. On the GV-GIS station, the Mobile Host accounts for GV-System and IP devices need to
be created individually in advance.
1.
To allow the remote access from GV-GIS to GV-System, enable Control Center Server from the
Network button on the main screen.
2.
Ensure Enable GIS Data is enabled for desired IP devices to receive the GPS data from those IP
devices (Figure 11-95).
3.
Click the
button on the GV-GIS Client window (Figure 11-93). This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-99
4.
In the GPS Data Source Selection section, select IP Device.
5.
In the Connection Information section, type the IP address of GV-GIS. Keep the default port value
of 3356, or modify it if necessary.
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In the Account for GPS Receiver to connect GV-GIS Server section, type login ID and password
created on GV-GIS for the GV-System.
7.
In the Account for IP Device to connect GV-GIS Server section, select desired IP cameras and
type their separate login IDs and passwords created on GV-GIS.
8.
Click OK. The Connection(s) column on the GV-GIS Client window will display the total number
of to-be-connected devices which includes one GV-System and the number of connected IP
cameras.
9.
To create connection to other GV-GIS stations, double-click # 2 to # 4 columns on the GV-GIS
Client window and configure the connection information by following above steps.
10. To start connecting to GV-GIS, click the
button. The GPS data of GV-System and connected
IP devices will be sent to GV-GIS.
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GV-IP Device Utility
The IP Device utility can detect GV-IP devices in the LAN and allows you to quickly set the IP address
of the device, upgrade firmware, export/import device settings and reboot the device. In addition, with
the Utility, you can map IP cameras to the channels of GV-System, and export and import the camera
mapping settings.
11.16.1
Installing GV-IP Device Utility
1.
Insert the Software DVD to your computer. It runs automatically, and a window appears.
2.
Click Install Guardian Security Solutions Free Utility.
3.
Select GV-IP Device Utility, and follow the on-screen instructions.
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11.16.2 The GV-IP Device Utility Window
To start the GV-IP Device Utility, go to W indows Start, point to Programs, select GV IP Device Utility,
and then run GV IP Device Utility. The window below appears and automatically searches for any
GV-IP device under LAN.
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4
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Figure 11-100
The controls in the window:
No.
Name
Description
1
Search
Searches for available GV-IP devices under LAN.
2
Auto Set IP Address
Automatically assigns unused IP addresses on the LAN to the IP
addresses with the same ID and Password.
Adds an IP device to the list or import an excel file to add multiple IP
3
Add
devices. A template of the excel file is located in the folder where GV-IP
Device Utility is installed.
4
Delete
Deletes the IP device from the list.
5
Configure
Specifies the network adaptor.

6
Configure: Specifies the network adaptor.
Tool (on the menu bar)  Temperature Monitor: Select the temperature unit and specify the
temperature
7
IP Address
Directs to the W eb interface of the IP address.
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Setting IP Devices
Double-click the GV-IP device to open the setting page of the device.
Figure 11-101
2.
Click the different tabs to access the following settings:
[Set IP Address] Type the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and DNS server of the
device. You can also customize the HTTP port and VSS port.
[Firmware Upgrade] To upgrade the firmware of the device, click Browse to specify the path of
the firmware file and click Upgrade to proceed. You can select Upgrade all devices to upgrade
all other GV IP devices of the same username, password and model.
[Device Name] Type a name for the device.
[Export settings] Click Browse to specify a path. Click the Export Settings button to export the
device settings.
[Import Settings] Specify the location of the file to import camera settings to an IP device. If
Upgrade all devices is selected, the settings will apply to all other devices of the same username,
password and model. You can select Password settings and Network settings to also import
the password and network settings.
[Reboot] Click Reboot to reboot the device or click Light Show to make the device LED flash.
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11.16.4 Mapping IP Cameras
You can map IP cameras to the channels of GV-System by using the GV IP Device Utility. Click the
NVR Camera Settings tab on the GV IP Device Utility window and the following window appears:
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Figure 11-102
The buttons in the Dispatch Panel toolbar:
No. Name
Description
1
Add
Adds a new tab to create another set of IP camera settings.
2
Delete
Deletes the selected tab.
3
Delete Selection
Deletes the selected IP camera from the Dispatch Pattern section.
4
Clear All
Clears all IP cameras in the selected tab.
5
Export
Exports the IP camera mapping settings.
To map IP cameras to the channels of GV-System:
1.
Drag one or multiple IP devices from the Camera List to the desired camera channels in the
Dispatch Pattern section.
2.
By default, the login username and password for the IP camera both are set to admin. If the
added IP camera does not use the default settings, you need to right-click the IP camera in the
Dispatch Pattern section and select Login User Information to modify its logon information.
3.
You can use the Export button to export the IP camera mapping settings and then import the
settings back into the Main System. See Camera Mapping Using IP Device Utility in Chapter 2.
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MCamCtrl Utility for GV-Joystick
The MCamCtrl Utility is an independent application that allows you to control GV-PTZ Camera, GV-PT
Camera, GV-IP Speed Dome, and any PTZ camera connected to GV-Video Server and GV-Compact
DVR using a GV-Joystick.
You just need to run the MCamCtrl Utility on the computer connected with a GV-Joystick, and open the
Web interface of the specific GV IP device. You can remotely control the PTZ movement using the
GV-Joystick.
11.17.1
Installing MCamCtrl Utility
To install the MCamCtrl Utility on the computer connected with a GV-Joystick:
1.
Insert the Software DVD to your computer. It runs automatically, and a window appears.
2.
Click Install Guardian Security Solutions Free Utility.
3.
Select GV-MCamCtrl Utility, and follow the on-screen instructions.
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Starting the MCamCtrl Utility
Go to W indows Start, point to Programs, select MCamCtrl, and then run MCamCtrl. The
MCamCtrl dialog box appears.
Figure 11-103
2.
Leave both ID and Name fields blank.
3.
In the Startup Type field, select Manual or Automatic to run MCamCtrl at next startup.
4.
To adjust the PTZ speed, use the slide bar.
5.
In the Device field, select the port connecting to the GV-Joystick. To find out the port number the
GV-Joystick is using, go to Windows Device Manager and look for the Prolific USB to Serial
Bridge entry under the Ports (COM & LPT) section.
6.
Click the Start Service button ► to start the service.
7.
Keep the MCamCtrl Utility running in the background, and open the Web interface of the GV IP
device to begin controlling the PTZ movement using GV-Joystick.
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Useful Utilities
GV-Mobile Server
GV-Mobile Server is an application that can encode up to 32 video channels and allows live view
access from GV-IP Decoder Box, GV-Pad and mobile devices including Android Smartphone, iPad,
iPhone and iPod Touch. Third-party surveillance software can also access video channels from
GV-Mobile Server through RTSP.
For more details, refer to the GV-Mobile Server User Manual on the Software DVD.
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11.19
Useful Utilities
MultiLang Tool for Translated Text
The user interface has been translated from English into 30 other languages. If you find the translation
to be unsuitable and would like to correct it, you can use the MultiLang Tool to revise the translation.
Next, you can apply the revised text to the applications and export a MRevise.exe file to make the
same revision on another computer. You can also send the revision back to Guardian Security
Solutions to have the revision included in future software releases.
Note: W hen using the MultiLang Tool, it is recommended to revise an entire sentence at a time
instead of simply searching a single word and replacing the word in all other strings.
To revise the translated text:
1.
Insert the Software DVD to your computer. It runs automatically, and a window appears.
2.
Click Install Guardian Security Solutions Free Utility.
3.
Select GV-MultiLang Tool and follow the on-screen instructions.
4.
Close all Guardian Security Solutions applications first and then double-click
Multilin g u alCo n fig .ex e. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-114
5.
Click Language and select the language of the text you want to revise.
6.
Click Version to select the version of the Main System that you want to revise.
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Useful Utilities
In the Search field, type all or part of the text in English or the target language and click Search.
Figure 11-115
Note:
1.
The search is case sensitive.
2.
Before making any revision, click Tools and select Revision Note to read the revision
instructions.
8.
Double-click the text you want to revise. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-116
9.
Revise the translated text and click OK.
Tip: The text may contain symbols such as %d or \n that instruct the application to perform certain
functions. Be careful not to change the symbols in the translated text.
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To apply the revised text:
1.
To apply the revised translation to the applications, click Save. For the following applications, the
system will automatically locate the corresponding files on your computer and replace with the
revised translation.
 GV-System
 Remote ViewLog
 Fast Backup and Restore (FBR)
 GV-IP Device Utility
 Multi View
 Remote E-Map
 Center V2
 Vital Sign Monitor
 Dispatch Server
 GV-GIS
 MCamCtrl Utility
 POS Text Sender
 Authentication Server
 SMS Server
 Audio Broadcast
 Multicast
 TwinDVR System
 Bandwidth Control Client Site
 Backup Viewer
 Mobile Server
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After applying the revision, a dialog box appears to show which applications have been revised.
Click OK.
Figure 11-117
3.
The message “Do you want to apply the revised multilingual texts to another folder?” appears. If
the storage path for the application has been changed or if the associated application is not listed
in the dialog box, click Yes and select the folder of the application.
To export or send the revised text:
1.
To export the revision as an executable file, click Tools, Export and Export executable file. You
can copy the .exe file to another computer and apply the same translation revision by running
the .exe file.
2.
To report the translation revision back to Guardian Security Solutions,
 If your default mail client is Outlook, Outlook Express or Mozilla Thunderbird, click Tools,
Export and Send Report to send the revision.
 If your default mail client is not set up or supported, click Tools, Export and Export text file,
3.
For the distributors to duplicate Software DVD with the translation revision,
 Copy and paste all the contents of Software DVD to your computer.
 Export the revised translation file and rename the file as MRevise.exe.
 Move MRevise.exe to the location you saved the contents of Software
DVD :\Software\Translation Revision.
 Duplicate the Software DVD with the MRevise.exe file.
 Test the Software DVD by clicking 10. Import Translation Revision from the Install Program
window to apply the translation revision.
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11.20
Useful Utilities
Skype Video Utility
The Guardian Security Solutions Skype Video Utility allows you to receive live view or text notifications
through a Skype account using a PC or mobile device upon motion detection or input trigger. You will
need to install Skype on the computer of the GV-System, and the notifications can be sent to other
Skype accounts.
Figure 11-118
Note: Audio function is not supported in GV-Skype Video Utility.
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Useful Utilities
Installing GV-Skype Video Utility
1.
Insert the Software DVD to your computer. It runs automatically, and a window appears.
2.
Click Install Guardian Security Solutions Free Utility.
3.
Select GV-Skype Video Utility, and follow the on-screen instructions.
Note: Before running the utility, make sure you have logged in your Skype account and GV-System.
4.
Double-click the GV-Skype Video Utility.exe icon on the desktop. The utility begins to connect to
Skype.
5. A dialog box appears on your Skype. Click Allow access.
Figure 11-119
After connected to Skype successfully, the GV-Skype Video Utility will minimize to system tray.
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Useful Utilities
Setting Up Notifications Upon Motion or I/O Trigger
General Setting
1.
Right-click the GV-Skype Video Utility icon
in the system tray and click
Settings. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-200
2.
The General setting page offers the following options:

Add to Startup: Click Enable to automatically run GV-Skype Video Utility at W indows
startup.

Administrator Password: Click Enable to require password to log in and out of GV-Skype
Video Utility.
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Camera Setting
To send camera live view or notification message to Skype accounts upon motion detection, expand
the Cameras list and select a camera. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-201
To Send the Live View
You can send live view from the selected camera or quad view to a Skype account upon motion.
1.
Select Enable under Push Video to Skype User.
2.
Set an Alert Interval to specify the minimum time between each notification.
3.
Select a desired camera or a quad view from the Push Camera drop-down list. (See To Create a
Quad View in this chapter later.)
4.
Use the Push Video to SKYPE user drop-down list to select a Skype user to send live view.
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Note:
1.
GV-Skype Video Utility can only send camera live view to one Skype account at a time.
2. The received camera live view will be displayed in Skype’s default resolution.
To Create the Quad View
1.
Click Quad View and select a quad view. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-202
2.
Drag and drop up to four cameras to the quad view on the right.
3.
Click OK.
To Send a Notification Message
You can send notifications to multiple Skype accounts upon motion.
1.
Select Enable under Send Skype Message.
2.
Use the Skype User drop-down list to select the recipient of the message and click the Add
button. Repeat for any additional recipient.
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3.
Set an Alert Interval to specify the minimum time between each notification.
4.
Type a notification message up to 255 characters.
Useful Utilities
Input Module Setting
To send camera live view or notification message to Skype accounts upon input trigger, expand the
Module list and select an input device. This dialog box appears.
Figure 11-203
1.
To send live view to a Skype account of a camera upon input trigger, follow the steps from To
Send the Live View in the previous Camera Setting section.
2.
To send a notification message to multiple Skype accounts upon input trigger, follow the steps
from To Send a Notification Messages in the previous Camera Setting section.
3.
Click OK to apply the setting.
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Receiving Notification Messages and Live View
After setup is completed, the designated Skype user will see a notification message, as well as an
incoming call to receive live view upon motion detection or input trigger.
Figure 11-204
Click the Answer button to receive camera live view. When you finish watching the live view, click the
red phone button to end the video call.
Figure 11-205
Note: If the incoming call is not picked up, the Skype user will see a missed call record in the call
history.
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Requesting Live View from a Remote PC or Mobile Device
1.
Log in Skype and select the Skype account of the GV-Skype Video Utility from Contact.
2.
Click the IM button
and type Cam 1 to view the channel 1 or type other channel numbers. To
view single channel live view, type channels 1 to 32. To view one of the 8 quad views, use
channels 33 to 40.
Figure 11-206
3.
Click Send and an incoming call will appear momentarily.
Figure 11-207
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Click the green Answer button to watch the live view.
Figure 11-208
Note: You can back up the settings on the utility by using Fast Backup and Restore. See Fast Back up
and Restore earlier in this chapter.
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Appendix .....................................................652
A.
USB Dongle Required for IP Device Applica tio n s ........................................................... 652
B.
Supported PTZ Protocols and Models ............................................................................. 653
C.
Certified PTZ Models for Object Trackin g ........................................................................ 655
D.
Certificated PTZ Models for Full Degree Pan and Tilt Cont rol ....................................... 656
E.
Supported IP Device Brands ............................................................................................. 657
F. Supported GPRS Models .................................................................................................... 658
G.
Custom Icon Naming Chart for Multi View ....................................................................... 659
H.
Display Ratio Supported by Panel Resolu tio n ................................................................ 660
I. Dual Stream Support List .................................................................................................... 661
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Appendix
A.
USB Dongle Required for IP Device
Applications
Solution
Application
GV-Hybrid
Connection of 3rd party IP devices
DVR
to GV-System
GV-NVR
Connection of 3rd party IP devices to GV-NVR
USB Dongle
NVR Dongle
NVR Dongle
Connection of GV IP devices
GV-Center V2
No extra dongle required
to Center V2
rd
Note: Currently, GV-Center V2 does not support the connection with 3 party IP devices.
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B.
Supported PTZ Protocols and Models
Note that GV-System only supports original factory models. Other brands of cameras claiming of the
same protocol compatibility may not work properly with GV-System. Guardian Security Solutions takes
no responsibility of such incompatibility.
PTZ Model and Protocol
AcutVista (SSD-7971D)
Ademco (Jupiter)
Bosch (G3)
Bosch (TC700 / 8560)
Canon (VCC4 / VCC5i)
CBC GANZ (ZC-S120 Series)
Chiper (CPT-V9KRV)
COP (15-CD53W ) - Pelco D
COP (15-CD55TW ) - Pelco D
COP (15-CD55W ) - Pelco D
COP (CD55X) - Pelco D
Direct Perception (PTU Series)
D-max Dome
DongYang Dome (DOH-240)
DynaColor (D-7720 / 7722)
DynaColor Dome
Dynacolor (DynaHawk-ZH701)
ELBEX (Matrix / 1000)
Elmo (PTC-200C)
Elmo (PTC-400C)
Elmo (PTC-1000)
EverFocus (EPTZ 1000 / 500)
Eyeview T-Power (T2-SA27)
GKB (SPD-221)
HiSharp - Pelco D
HiSharp - Pelco P
JEC Dome
JVC (TK-S576B / S655 / C686E)
Kalatel CyberDome
Kampro Technology (K-ZC23)
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KenKo (DMP23-H1)
LG (LPT-OS553HQ)
Lilin (PIH) – MLP1
Lilin (PIH-7625) – MLP1
Lilin (PIH-820) – MLP1
MESSOA (SDS600 Series)
MESSOA (D-700 Series)
Minking Dome
Mintron (54G2AHN / P)
NanWang (NVD 2300PNT)
NanWang V4.1 (NVD 2300PNT)
Panasonic (W V-CS850)
Panasonic (W V-CW 960)
Pelco Dome
Pelco (Spectra III)
Pelco Spetra Mini Dome (SD4-W O)
Pishion (22X)
PTZ in I/O
RX214D
SAE (DR-E588)
Samsung (SCC-641 / 643)
Samsung (SPD-1600)
Samsung (SPD-3300)
Sensormatic (Ultra IV)
Sony (EVI-D100)
StorVision PTZ
TOA (CC551)
VDI (CT-58SPD)
VIDO.AT Dome
YAAN Dome
360 Vision (ViD-18COP04) - Pelco P
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C.
Certified PTZ Models for Object Tracking
The PTZ models listed below are tested and certified by Guardian Security Solutions for their compatibility
with the
Object Tracking function.
Dual-Camera Tracking (Object Tracking and Zooming)
Brand / Model
AcutVista (SSD-7971D)
Dynacolor (DynaHawk Zh701)
Guardian Security Solutions (GV-SD010 Series, GV-SD220 Series)
Messoa (SDS600 Series)
Messoa (D-700 Series)
Pelco (Spectra III)
Sensormatic (Ultra IV)
VIDO. AT Dome
Advanced Single Camera Tracking
Brand / Model
AcutVista (SSD-7971D)
COP (15-CD55W ) - Pelco D
Guardian Security Solutions (GV-SD010 Series, GV-SD200 Series , GV-SD220 Series)
Lilin (PIH-7625) – MLP1
Messoa (D-700 Series)
Pelco (Spectra III)
VIDO.AT Dome
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D.
Certificated PTZ Models for Full Degree Pan
and Tilt Control
Brand / Model
AcutVista (SSD-7971D)
Slope and Random
Random Mode Support
Modes Support
Only
√
√
Bosch (G3)
COP (15-CD53W ) - Pelco D
√
COP (15-CD55TW ) - Pelco D
√
COP (15-CD55W ) - Pelco D
√
√
COP (CD55X) - Pelco D
Dynacolor (Dynahawk-Zh701)
√
Dynacolor Dome
√
D-max Dome
√
Guardian Security Solutions (GV-IP Speed
Dome)
JVC (S655 / TK-C686E / TK-S576B)
√
Lilin (PIH-7625) – MLP1
√
Lilin PIH – MLP1
√
√
Lilin (PIH-820) – MLP1
√
Messoa (SDS600 Series)
√
Messoa (D-700 Series)
√
Pelco D
√
Pelco P
√
√
Pelco Spetra Mini Dome (SD4-W 0)
Pelco (Spectra III)
√
Samsung (SCC-641 / SCC-643)
√
√
StorVision
VDI (CT-58SPD)
√
VIDO AT Dome
√
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E.
Supported IP Device Brands
This list provides the supported IP device brands. For detailed information on the supported IP devices,
refer to Supported IP Camera List from Guardian Security Solutions
Guardian Security Solutions
ACTi
Arecont Vision
AXIS
Bosch
Canon
CNB
D-Link
Etrovision
Hikvision
HUNT
IQinVision
JVC
LG
MOBOTIX
Panasonic
Pelco
Samsung
Sanyo
SONY
UDP
Verint
VIVOTEK
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F.
Supported GPRS Models
Brand
Model
Round Solutions
TER-GX series
Wavecom
Multiband 900E 1800 GSM Modem
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G.
Custom Icon Naming Chart for Multi View
This chart lists all the default icons with their filenames as a reference for users who wish to replace
icons on the Multi View window. To replace an icon on the Multi View window, simply rename your
custom icon name to one of relevant icon name listed below.
DVR
Size
Icon
Default Host
dvr16.bmp
16x16
dvr24.bmp
24x24
addrbook_dvr16.bmp
16x16
Authentication Host
addrbook_dvr22.bmp
22x22
addrbook_auths vrgrouop. bmp
GV-Video Server
Size
addrbook_defaulthost.bmp
Icon
Multiple Host
Size
22x22
Size
Size
16x16
addrbook_host16.bmp
16x16
VS24.bmp
24x24
addrbook_host22.bmp
22x22
addrbook_vs16.bmp
16x16
addrbook_vs22.bmp
22x22
GV-IPCAM
Size
Icon
16x16
addrbook_group22.bmp
22x22
16x16
ipcam24.bmp
24x24
Camera
addrbook_ipcam16.bmp
16x16
addrbook_camera.bmp
addrbook_ipcam22.bmp
22x22
Off-host
GV-Compact DVR
Size
compactdvr16.bmp
16x16
compactdvr24.bmp
24x24
addrbook_compactdvr16.bmp
16x16
addrbook_compactdvr22.bmp
22x22
GV-Video Gateway
Size
videogateway16.bmp
16x16
videogateway24.bmp
24x24
addrbook_videogat eway16. bmp
16x16
addrbook_videogat eway22. bmp
22x22
Icon
Size
addrbook_group16.bmp
ipcam16.bmp
addrbook_webcamoffhost.bmp
Icon
22x22
VS16.bmp
Group
Icon
Size
Icon
Icon
Icon
22x22
Size
Icon
22x22
Icon
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The display ratio supported by each types of panel resolution is listed below:
Panel Resolution
Supported Display Ratio
800 x 600
4:3
1024 x 768
4:3
1280 x 1024
5:4
1680 x 1050
16:10
1600 x 1200
4:3
1920 x 1200
16:10
1280 x 800
16:10
1920 x 1080
16:9
1440 x 900
16:10
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I.
Dual Stream Support List
The table lists the firmware versions of GV-IP devices that support dual stream and the default
resolutions after the camera is added to GV-System.
Camera
Supported Firmware
Version
Resolution
Main Stream
Sub Stream
V1.00 to V1.06
1280 x 1024
320 x 240
V1.07 or later
1280 x 1024
320 x 256
GV-BX120D
V1.00
1280 x 1024
320 x 256
GV-BL120D
GV-VD120D
V1.02 or later
1920 x 1080
448 x 252
GV-BX110D
GV-MFD110
GV-BL110D
GV-VD121D
GV-VD122D
GV-VD123D
GV-FD120D
GV-CB120
V1.03 or later
GV-MFD120
V1.05 or later
GV-BX130
GV-BL130
V1.04 or alter
GV-MFD130
GV-BX220D-0
V1.00
GV-BX220D-1
GV-BX220D-2
GV-BX220D-3
GV-BL220D
GV-VD220D
V1.02 or later
GV-VD221D
GV-VD222D
GV-VD223D
GV-FD220D
GV-CB220
V1.03 or later
GV-MFD220
V1.05 or later
1920 x 1080
448 x 252
GV-BX320D-0
GV-BX320D-1
V1.00
2048 x 1536
320 x 240
GV-BL320D
GV-VD320D
V1.02 or later
GV-VD321D
GV-VD322D
GV-VD323D
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GV-FD320D
V1.03 or later
GV-MFD320
V1.05 or later
GV-MFD520
V1.05 or later
2560 x 1920
320 x 240
GV-PT110D
V1.07 or later
1280 x 1024
320 x 256
GV-PTZ010D-N
V1.07 or later
704 x 480
352 x 240
GV-PTZ010D-P
V1.07 or later
704 x 576
325 x 288
GV-BX520
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